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La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Rosewood back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $725.00
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    - $130.00
  • Your Price:
    $59500
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Made trees hundreds of years old for superior wood quality.

The Presentation Classical Guitar from La Patrie has a solid cedar top and solid rosewood back and sides. Also features mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, gold "lyra" style tuners with pearloid buttons, and a semi-gloss satin finish. A solid cedar top and semi-gloss lacquer finish round out the Presentation guitar package.

800 Year Old Trees
All LaPatrie 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
LaPatrie 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 LaPatrie 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 LaPatrie 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 LaPatrie necks are carved from Honduras mahogany. All LaPatrie models feature a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Rosewood back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Nut width: 2"
  • Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
  • Tusq nut & saddle by Graphtech
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Tuners: Gold "lyra" style with pearloid buttons
  • Satin finish
  • Case sold separately

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La PatriePresentation Classical Guitar
 
5.0

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love playing this guitar

By carol

from NYC

Comments about La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for nearly 3 years. The sound is very rich and warm. My guitar teacher, who owns a very expensive Ramirez, loves playing my guitar when I bring it in to class (I've tried his Ramirez). It is very playable and it is an excellent choice for someone with small hands (which I have). Everyone who picks up my guitar loves the sound and the comfort of playing. You will find that the sound opens over time and you will not be sorry that you own this instrument. I highly recommend this guitar.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing quality

By Bert-RawBG

from Tennessee

Comments about La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar:

Amazing quality at a very reasonable price. I'm not a trained classical guitarist, but I've been playing a long time and this is one of the best sounding guitars I've ever had. It's not a Ramariz, but for the price, you can't beat it. Also, I find it to be a very attractive guitar. The cedar top and rosewood side, back, and fretboard are great. If you're on a budget and want a classical, get this guitar. I've had no problems at all with it and fall in love with it every time I play it.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound, great value

By Fluteman63

from Utah

Comments about La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar:

After 25 years of NOT playing the guitar, I wanted to get back to my roots with an affordable but decent quality guitar. La Patrie Presentation didn't disappoint. La Patrie chose function over form, i.e., sound over looks. Not many extras (like carvings or inlays) but the sound is OUTSTANDING, and what else matters? The guitar is handmade and sports 7 or 8 coats of lacquer (instead of polyurethane, which actually deadens sound).My only complaint is that the harmonics could be better on the 5th fret. If you like to tune your guitar using 5th & 7th fret harmonics, you'll need to find another way. Other than that, if you're in the market for a well built, great sounding classical guitar in that price range, you can't do better than La Patrie.

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