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Santa has made me a classical guitarist

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bardolph, Dec 26, 2005.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I'd been taking up an interest in classical guitar lately, so yesterday my father extracted a large box from the basement, inside which I found this:

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    La Patrie Etude
    Now my dad owns a music store and I work there Saturdays, so I've played this model and he knew it was my favorite one. Let me tell you, this thing sounds and plays like a million bucks. I've played other ones in the thousand dollar range that don't sound as good as this one, which retails under 400. I reckon I'll eventually have some sound clips and videos once I learn to play it well.
     
  2. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Classical guitar is a beautiful instrument. I'm sure you'll have fun.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Enjoy ! :bassist:
     
  4. The Eristic

    The Eristic Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cartersville, GA
    Congratulations! The Etude is my primary recommendation to all my beginning classical guitar students. I haven't found anything new that tops it for less than $2k.

    Now you've got the guitar, so go find an instructor. ;^)
     
  5. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    A more updated review now that I've played it more-
    I cannot believe how great this thing sounds for the price. I did some playing in drop D, what a huge sound. It's so loud and natural sounding. I'll admit, the rosette is a little tacky, but everything else is great. I don't know how many classical guitarists there are here, but what are some sites I should be checking out? Is there a CG equivalent of talkbass?
     
  6. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    I did no such thing!
     
  7. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Congrats. Those La Patries aren't on a lot of people's radar, but they're great instruments.