Santa has made me a classical guitarist

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

  1. 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:


    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.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  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


    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


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