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Lafferty  LF-5I Review

Lafferty  LF-5I
submitted 8/16/2012

Submitter

teleman4200 (see all reviews from this person)

Where Purchased

The Mandolin Store

Year Purchased

2012

Price Paid

1349 historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound


Have had for a few weeks. I bought this one to add an acoustic/ electric to the mix. It's perfect electrified thru my Fender Acoustasonic SFX. What really knocks me out is the tone acoustically. Really good high end and perfect low end. A great mandolin for a reasonable price. Best asian model I've played. This is Dennis own line. Dennis and the guys are great people. They really want to see you happy. The neck width is in between your regular 1 1/8" and 1 3/16" wide neck. The 1 3/16 is too big for me but the 1 5/32" this one has is real comfortable. Check them out and take one for a drive.

Sound Rating

10

Setup


The mandolin was setup good for most people. I lowered the action a little for my benefit. Just a few turns and played like a dream. It was set up right I have trouble with all mandolins I play and have to lower the action.

Setup Rating

10

Appearance


This mandolin was one of the prettiest mandolins I've seen. It has a cremona sunburst top which I would describe as brown around the edge and light yellow in the middle. highly figured curly maple back and sides. Abalone binding on back,sides and neck.

Appearance Rating

10

Reliability


The hardware is good and solid. It has an xlr out for the pickup which is good for running in the PA.

Reliability Rating

10

Customer Service


It comes with a lifetime warranty. I've dealt with The Mandolin Store for a good while and I'm sure tha they would take care of any issues.

Customer Service

10

Components


Everything works good and is quality on the instrument.

Components Rating

9

Overall Comments


You really ought to give one a try. You won't be disappointed.As a matter of fact, I have the deluxe american made LF-5D on the way and can't wait!!!

Overall Rating

10


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