La Patrie Motif is a parlor classical guitar with solid cedar top. It is a good guitar for those who are seeking for a North America made nylon string entry level guitar.
La Patrie Motif is basically a Spanish classical guitar. It compact body but is also a full size guitar- 25.5’’ scale length. The top is press tested solid cedar. It is had made in Canada and has a lot of features that is of a more expensive guitar such as the two way truss rod. The neck is a little thinner than typical classical guitar due to using of truss rod. There is a pickup version called La Patrie Motif QI equipped with pickup and preamp.
- Solid cedar top
- Slightly radiused fretboard
- Semi gloss finish
- Truss rod
- Tusq nut and saddle
- Compensated saddle
The good quality solid cedar top makes La Patrie Motif a good classical guitar with decent sound at affordable price. The cedar top provides a rich mid range and strong bass tone. It is charming for beginners to own it and play it.
The factory action is typical classical style. If you are shifting from steel string guitars, you need time to adapt it. The compact body, the thinner neck and radiused fretboard plus the full scale length make it a playable guitar without sound loss.
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Overall good sound, compact body
Tuning machines are not great
- Back and side: laminated wild cherry
- Neck: mahogany
- Fretboard: rosewood
- Bridge: rosewood