The first thing you notice about the T100 is
its warm appearance. The solid red cedar top
and sweet wood binding give it a burnished,
smoky glow that is just plain inviting. The
wood tuner buttons and rosette only add to
this vibe, as does the striking Indonesian
rosewood bridge. The back and sides are
groovy old-port mahogany, and the deep red
hue looks great under the gloss finish. The
binding on the back and sides is a 3-ply affair
composed of mahogany, maple, and black
plastic that goes with the overall look quite
well, but some color bleed was apparent upon
close inspection. The mahogany neck is comfortable
and substantial, and the action was
set at a perfect height that’s low enough to
play barre chords easily, but high enough that
hard strumming or picking doesn’t get buzzy.
Strumming a chord reveals a tone that is indeed warm, but with a shimmering top
end and plenty of volume. The sound is well
balanced—the low notes of big chords never
overpower the higher notes. Fingerpicked
passages jump out in a lively way with good
sustain. The only tonal hang I have is that,
despite its compensated saddle, the T100
pinches a little sharp as you go up the neck.
This makes it a little tough to play chords
in, say, the seventh position that also incorporate
This model comes equipped with LÂG’s
StudioLâg preamp and Nanoflex undersaddle
pickup. It’s an interesting system that
has a Volume control and a 5-position tone
modifier that reminds me a Vari-Tone knob
on a Gibson ES-355. Into a Genz-Benz
Shenandoah, presets 3 and 4 were warm and
full, and had no piezo harshness. The other
three settings were strangely mid-notched
sounding, and while they didn’t produce an
organic acoustic-guitar sound, they could
work for layering textures or for special
effects. All in all, the T100ACE-BRS is affordable,
easy to play, and big sounding, and it
definitely merits a look from anyone going
CONTACT LÂG Guitars (distributed by Korg USA);
Price $675 retail/street price N/A
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Fretboard Indonesian Rosewood
Frets 20 medium nickel (14 clear of the body)
TUNERS Lubricated high precision tuners with tulip buttons
BODY Old port mahogany back and sides, solid red cedar
BRIDGE Indonesian Rosewood string-through style with
ELECTRONICS StudioLâg preamp, Nanoflex Piezo
FACTORYSTRINGS Elixir Nanoweb, .011-.052
WEIGHT 4.06 lbs.
KUDOS Attractive cosmetics. Full, balanced tone.
CONCERNS Slight intonation problems.
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