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La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
Description & Specs
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    $975.00
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  • Your Price:
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The Collection QI Classical Guitar from La Patrie has a solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, 2-tone gold and black "lyra" style tuners with buttons, Quantum I Electronics, and a semi-gloss satin finish.

The Collection combines Indian rosewood back and sides—in this case the back is solid rosewood—with a luthier-grade solid cedar top and high gloss lacquer finish. Built by our most experienced luthiers in the Godin acoustic studio. This guitar is top-of-the-line in every respect. The beautifully understated appearance is perfectly complimented by the Collection's exquisite sound and feel.

800 Year Old Trees
All La Patrie guitars feature solid cedar tops. The wood used in these tops can be found only in cedar trees that have an average age of about 800 years. The tight, straight grain in this wood makes it strong in the direction of the string tension while at the same time flexible across the grain lines. It is this combination of rigidity and flexibility that give the top its resonance. The vibration of the guitar top is the most crucial element of the sound.

Lacquer Finish
La Patrie guitars are finished with a special lacquer formula. This finish is light enough to allow the wood to breath and vibrate freely. The tops resonating capacity actually improves as the guitar is played over an extended period of time. This gradual improvement in the response of the top is often referred to as "aging". Poly finishes inhibit top vibration and are therefore never used on La Patrie guitars. Many other guitars use a thick plastic finish that smothers top vibration and prevents the benefits of aging.

Classics that are comfortable to play
Classical guitars of the past have typically been made with thick neck dimensions, while this promoted a certain amount of neck stability, it often made certain playing aspects difficult to execute. It is for this reason that special attention was directed to the neck design of the La Patrie guitars. Neck width and string spacing conform to classical standards, but a new truss rod system allows the profile of the neck to be reduced producing a neck of extraordinary comfort, while increasing stability. The La Patrie necks are carved from Honduras mahogany. All La Patrie models feature a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Nut width: 2-3/32"
  • Bridge: Rosewood w/compensated saddle
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Tuners: 2-tone gold & Black "lyra" style w/ buttons
  • Finish: Satin
  • Electronics: Quantum I
  • Case sold separately
 
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La PatrieCollection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

La Patrie Collection Acoustic-Electric

By Masonfan

from Omaha

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Sound quality
  • value

Cons

  • Gloss Top

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    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    Great value for the money. I wanted a traditional-looking classical acoustic-electric guitar for weddings. Still made in Quebec, Canada. It is a gloss top though (as another reviewer pointed out), NOT a satin top. It's still a great guitar. The neck is satin back and silky smooth. Action was great right out of the box and no adjustments necessary. Looking forward to breaking this in and playing it for years. Got a great deal from MF.

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    (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not Satisfied

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    The guitar pictured is not the guitar you will receive. The description says satin finish, and the pictures show that too. The guitar I received had a high gloss finish and was much lighter looking than the one pictured.
    The setup that the guitar came with was very disappointing, and i was pretty upset when the guitar wasnt even intune with itself. Maybe I just got a flop.
    It sounds nice, decent woods for the price. The elecronics aren't bad, but my equalizer was scuffed up for some reason.
    The guitar seemed like nobody bothered to even try to set it up. The intonation was terrible and the action extremely high off the fretboard.
    The thing I liked most about the guitar was the neck, it felt nice in the hands.
    I got a deal on mine, and even for the lowerprice, I'm not sure it's worth the money.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Collection Ql EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar

    By BostonBoy_15

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    Overall, I definitely recommend this guitar to anyone guitarist, aspiring or professional. The tuner works very well, the neck is comfortable.The EQ works quite simply and there is also an electronic tuner that is not mentioned in the description. The strap peg is also the cable jack.The tone is very good, the harmonics are extremely clear, and the whole instrument looks amazing right out of the box.
    I would honestly have to say this guitar is definitely worth the money. If you're looking to buy a Classical Guitar I fully recommend this guitar. Even if you've only played on a steel-string acoustic this guitar is perfect for you, it's a nice and easy transition.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gorgeous, absolutely worth the money

    By Review guy 5

    from Canada

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    I purchased this guitar on my second year of playing, right when i was getting into classical. I still love it to this very day!(4 years later) Great sound, feel and style as well. The guitar looks way better in real life than it does in the photo, just throwing that out there. This is the best guitar i have ever played for the price.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LaPatrie classical

    By hwyhome studio

    from NE Arkansas

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    After 40 yrs playing steel strings I decided I wanted a nice classical. I did a little research and I knew what I was looking for. This guitar exceeds all my expectations. You won't find an all wood guitar in this price range anywhere!! Looks great, craftmanship is excellent, and it plays and sounds like a much more expensive guitar. I can play all nite on this guitar with no hand fatigue.I could not be happier! Probably the best purchase I have ever made!!!!!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful!

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    This guitar is a piece of art! It is just as fun to look at, as it is to play. It has a sound that is worth atleast a thousands dollars more. One of the features they dont tell you about is the built in tuner. Anyway you look at it, this guitar is a great buy. Handcrafted in Canada, with beautiful woods,a great neck and sound. Just buy it already!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely breathtaking!

    By The Right Hand

    from Santa Barbara, CA

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    I spent many years (and a lot of money) trying to find "my guitar" - the perfect instrument that just sings in my hands. This is it. First off, these pictures make it look downright ugly (my apologies to the photographer), but this could not be further from the truth. I've scarcely beheld anything so beautiful in all my life. The actual top is a much, much lighter tan color. The tone is amazing. The action and intonation were perfect right out of the box. Mine even has a built-in digital tuner! For a hand-made, solid wood guitar of this quality, I would expect a much higher price tag. If you're thinking about buying a La Patrie, DO IT! I will never sell this guitar as long as I live.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome!!!!

    By DUSTY-JBjbz

    from SHREVEPORT LA

    Comments about La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

    This is an excellent guitar, it sounds and plays like a guitar that costs three times more. The neck feels awesome, which is the main reason I bought this guitar, sometimes you run across a guitar that just feels right, and this is the one for me. The cedar top and rosewood combination has an excellent sound, excellent bass, mid, and treble, plugged or unplugged. If you're looking for a great guitar in this price range---or any price range---Youll probally regret passing this one up!!!

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