La Patrie Etude

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by La Patrie

Description Basic classical guitar with solid cedar top and laminated mahogany back and sides. Low luster alcohol lacquer finish every where. Excellent sound and volume.
Posted By William Griffith (11)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 3/22/2003, Gregg Line (6) posted:
Overall Rating:
I played gut strings costing 3 times as much and they weren't worth it compared to this. I bought this guitar for its tone, feel, "Northwoods" look and for the outstanding value. (almost unbelievable value) You can buy this guitar today without electronics for around $250 dollars new! I would like to own 2 of these babies. I would replace it same day if lost or stolen.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $399.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Goodtime Music-Streamwood, IL
Features:
Made in Canada, (the Seagull company). Has solid cedar top w/ mahogany back and sides. Has a nice satin finish which gives it a very non-spanish look for a gut string guitar, which I like alot. Has more of a "woodsy" look to it. Has a piezo bridge with an active EPM Quantum EQ (volume and 3-band eq control. Good amplified sound through PA or direct recording. It's a traditional non-cutaway spanish style body.
Playability:
I love the way it plays. Maybe the intonation isn't perfect, but it is good.
Sound Quality:
I play non-classical finger style on this guitar. It's perfect for me. I think more players should explore gut string guitars. What a sound it is. This guitar has well balanced output across all 6 strings with a great over all tone.
Durability:
3 years old with no problems at all.
On 2/10/2002, William Griffith (11) posted:
Overall Rating:
Sounds and plays very well for a low price. Competitive with Spanish guitars costing twice as much.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $225.00
Where Obtained: Elderly Music
Features:
Main feature is a very resonant top similar to the Seagull guitars. Has adjustable neck, which is unusual on classicals.
Playability:
Fine by me.
Sound Quality:
Excellent for price range.
Durability:
I imagine a non glossy finish is more vulnerable to the elements.