La Patrie Collection Classical Guitar (Canada)
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-29)
Price : US $340.96
Canada's LaSiDo Corp, makers of Seagull, Simon & Patrick and LaPatrie guitars produces three levels of classical guitars: the entry-level Etude, the mid-range Concerto and the top of the line Colection. This is the best model, the Collection, featuring solid cedar top, solid rosewood back and sides, and athough I'm starting the auction low to give everyone a chance to bid, it retails at over $1,300 new.The Collection's sides and back are solid rosewood and it is topped with solid cedar which is over 800 years old (please note the striations) and produces a distinctive deep, rich tone. The fingerboard is of fine-grained rosewood of the highest quality.Only the most experienced luthiers at the LaPatrie Quebec shop are allowed to work on these guitars, insuring an instrument of the highest quality. This guitar, while clearly not a beginner's instrument, has some special features that make its playablility especially attractive to beginning players or those, who like me have recently swithched over to classical. The neck is narrower than the standard classical making it much easier to play, especially when barring chords. That is to say that while its neck is the standard 2 inches at the nut (essential for a classical) the neck is shallower (not so club-like) as the standard classical guitar neck. Also it has small,discrete dots on the top of the neck (although not on the fingerboard) making it easier to place your left hand quickly and correctly. This instrument can be described as being in near mint condition, with only a couple of very shallow and barely noticeable
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-29)
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This one of the best guitars I have ever played. Good luck to the buyer. Enjoy!!