Easy Install, Great Sound
I purchased the Lyric for installation in a Larriee LS-03 (Red Spruce over Rosewood) that I didn't want to modify extensively. I was a bit concerned after reading a few reviews where individuals struggled with finding an optimal install point for the mic and wrestled with eq issues but I decided to try the Lyric for myself.
The install was simple, especially since the Larivee's end pin is already drilled for a 1/2 inch preamp. I removed the end pind & t-nut, lightly sanded and cleaned the bridge plate and mounting points for the volume & battery and started the install. Honestly, the hardest pat (which wasn't hard) was setting the depth for the end pin jack and snugging it down. Installing the other components is just a simple matter of presing them in place and then securing the wires. I did install the microphones between the bridge pins and the bottom of the guitar rather than in the standard location which is between the bridge pins and the soundhole based on a pre-install conversation with the techs at LR Baggs.
I ran the Lyric directly into my Fender Acoustasonic 90 to adjust the presence on the Lyric which, to my ears, needed a tiny reduction. Honestly, I was pleased with the sound from the outset. Next I ran the Lyric throuch my LR Baggs Session and was even more pleased. So far I've tried both the Sesson and a Zoom A3 with great results ... even through my portable Behringer PA ... and the Lyric simply sounds great.