La Patrie Concert Left-Handed Classical 449

La Patrie Concert Left-Handed Classical Guitar NaturalLa Patrie Concert Left-Handed Classical Guitar Natural
The La Patrie Classical Left-handed Guitar has a solid cedar top, mahogany laminate back & sides, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, rosewood bridge with a compensated saddle, gold lyra style tuners with pearloid buttons, and semi-gloss satin finish. The Concert is La Patrie’s top-of-the-line of the mahogany/cedar models. The Concert receives eight coats of lacquer that are buffed down to a highly responsive high gloss finish. This special process takes eight days to complete.800 Year Old Trees All LaPatrie guitars feature solid cedar tops. The wood used in these tops can be found only in cedar trees that have an average age of about 800 years. The tight, straight grain in this wood makes it strong in the direction of the string tension while at the same time flexible across the grain lines. It is this combination of rigidity and flexibility that give the top its resonance. The vibration of the guitar top is the most crucial element of the sound.Lacquer Finish LaPatrie guitars are finished with a special lacquer formula. This finish is light enough to allow the wood to breath and vibrate freely. The tops resonating capacity actually improves as the guitar is played over an extended period of time. This gradual improvement in the response of the top is often referred to as aging. Poly finishes inhibit top vibration and are therefore never used on LaPatrie guitars. Many other guitars use a thick plastic finish that smothers top vibration and prevents the benefits of aging.Classics that are comfortable to playClassical guitars of the past have typically been made with thick neck dimensions, while this promoted a certain amount of neck stability, it often made certain playing aspects difficult to execute. It is for this reason that special attention was directed to the neck design of the LaPatrie guitars. Neck width and string spacing conform to cTop: Solid CedarBack & sides: mahogany laminateNeck: MahoganyFretboard: RosewoodNut width: 2-3/32Bridge: Rosewood w/compensated saddleScale Length: 25-1/2Tuners: gold lyra style w/pearloid buttonsFinish: SatinCase sold separately
Guitars, Classical & Nylon Guitars, Left Handed Classical & Nylon Guitars La Patrie 513413.010 449
La Patrie, Left Handed Classical & Nylon Guitars

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