La Patrie

Godin La Patrie Classical Nylon Guitars

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About La Patrie Guitars by Godin

There is a small quiet village in the eastern townships of Quebec that has been the backbone of guitar building in Canada for over 30 years. This village of guitar builders is dedicated to the art & tradition of hand crafting guitars. They’re meticulous in every aspect of building these guitars, which leads them towards the creation of an exceptional instrument that they themselves can be proud to name after the very place they are from. This is the village of La Patrie and these are their guitars.

All La Patrie guitars feature select pressure tested solid cedar tops. Graded and tested for their excellence and structural integrity, their method of pressure-testing each solid top ensures the highest levels of stiffness and rigidity along with maximum harmonic vibration. This benefits the overall tone, projection and resonance of these finely crafted instruments. The wood used in these tops can be found only in cedar trees that have an average age of about 800 years. Characteristically speaking, this wood features a tight straight grain, which produces greater rigidity while at the same time is flexible across the grain lines. LaPatrie guitars also feature a Custom Polished finish, which is reminiscent of the French polish of the 19th Century. This Custom Polished Finish, as opposed to "thick" polyester finishes, allows the top not only to be protected but also to breathe and vibrate freely allowing the effective and very important “aging” process to take its course. This “aging” process means that every LaPatrie acoustic guitar will actually sound better and better the more it’s played over time.



La Patrie Sides


La Patrie Cedar Top



The necks on La Patrie guitars are carved from Honduras mahogany and feature an innovative double-function truss rod system not generally found in traditional classical guitars. This system allows the profile of the neck to be reduced producing a neck of extraordinary comfort, while increasing stability. Each La Patrie nylon string guitar is finished off with an intricate rosette, cream binding, rosewood fingerboard and bridge as well as Tusq nuts and fully compensated saddles by Graphtech.

La Patrie Guitars

The La Patrie series of classical nylon string acoustic guitars is comprised of seven models: Motif, Etude, Concert, Concert CW, Presentation, Collection and Hybrid CW. All LaPatrie guitars are crafted from top quality tone woods to produce instruments of exceptional resonance and structural integrity.

Motif

The Motif takes its compact dimensions from turn-of-the-century parlor guitars. The compact body of the Motif suggests a ¾ size instrument but this is a full-scale guitar. This makes it very popular with women or people who feel other guitars are uncomfortable to hold. There is more to the compact body style of the Motif than comfort, this is a serious guitar with many of the same features that professional guitarists look for in the best handcrafted instruments. The solid cedar top and Custom Polished finish ensure that this guitar will not only sound great when you first receive it but will actually become better sounding with playing over time.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case



La Patrie Motif

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Etude

The Etude is the most popular model in the La Patrie lineup. The Etudes specifications match those of the Motif but with a full size body. Incredibly responsive thanks to the feather-light Custom Polished finish, this guitar features great dynamic range along with the harmonically rich sound that you usually find in a guitar several times the price.

Specs
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
Available in a left handed model.
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case



La Patrie Etude

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Concert

The Concert is the top-of-the-line of the mahogany/cedar models. The Concert features the Custom Polished finish that is buffed down to a highly responsive high gloss finish.


Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
Available in a left handed model.
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case




La Patrie Concert

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Concert CW

The Concert is the top-of-the-line of the mahogany/cedar models. The Concert CW features the Custom Polished finish that is buffed down to a highly responsive high gloss finish.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case




La Patrie Concert CW

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Presentation

The Presentation's back & sides are made with a three-way lamination of hardwood that includes a poplar center between two layers of rosewood. Rosewood is a tone-wood of exceptional response and projection. A solid cedar top and semi-gloss Custom Polished finish round out the package.

Specs
Back & Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case



La Patrie Presentation

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Collection

The Collection combines Indian rosewood back and sides—in this case the back is solid rosewood—with a luthier-grade solid cedar top and high gloss Custom Polished finish. Built by our most experienced luthiers in the Godin acoustic studio. This guitar is top-of-the-line in every respect. The beautifully understated appearance is perfectly complimented by the Collection's exquisite sound and feel.

Specs
Back & Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case




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Hybrid CW Light Burst

The Hybrid CW is the nylon stringed guitar for the modern player who, like most of us, is not necessarily a classical guitarist. As the name suggests, the Hybrid is certainly a guitar from mixed origins derived from the traditional side of nylon stringed guitars and the desire to meet the needs of the modern player with its cutaway body shape, radiused fingerboard and onboard electronics.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Includes:
EPM Quantum II electronics and TRIC case

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.



La Patrie Hybrid Sunburst

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Hybrid CW Black HG

The Hybrid CW is the nylon stringed guitar for the modern player who, like most of us, is not necessarily a classical guitarist. As the name suggests, the Hybrid is certainly a guitar from mixed origins derived from the traditional side of nylon stringed guitars and the desire to meet the needs of the modern player with its cutaway body shape, radiused fingerboard and onboard electronics.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Includes:
EPM Quantum II electronics and TRIC case

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.



La Patrie Hybrid Black Polsih