La Patrie Etude is one of the most popular models in La Patrie lineup. It is a great guitar for beginning and intermediate level players for the affordable price and decent sound.
The specs of this model are almost the same as Motif except the body size. The full body size makes it sound more responsively. The nut width is also 52mm. like Motif, the neck is thinner and fretboard is slightly radiused. The pickup version is La Patrie Etude QI.
- Made in Canada
- Solid cedar top
- Truss rod
- Radiused fretboard
- Tusq nut and saddle
At the price level, La Patrie Etude has a great tone. The midrange is rich while the bass part is strong. Some players may complaint the dry tremble, but it is partly the cedar top’s feature. It is ok for a Spanish classical guitar. If you like brighter sound, you can choose the spruce top guitars.
La Patrie Etude is a playable guitar for its thinner neck and radiused fretboard. The little higher action is normal for classical guitars.
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Tuning machines are not great
- Back and side: laminated wild cherry
- Neck: mahogany
- Fretboard: rosewood
- Bridge: rosewood
- Finish: semi-gloss