The La Patrie Etude features a stunning select pressure tested
solid cedar top. The manufacturing process of pressure testing each
solid top ensures they have the highest levels of stiffness and
rigidity, along with maximum harmonic vibration. This process is
becoming more and more popular with guitar manufacturing as it
benefits the overall tone, projection, and resonance of a guitar.
It is this combination of quality, rigidity, and flexibility that
gives the top its incredible resonance and stunning
The La Patrie Guitar is also environmentally friendly, as the
wood used for the top is found only in Cedar trees that have
previously fallen. Cedar is well known for its distinctive straight
grain and red-brown tones, as well as being a particular common
choice for finger-style players.
Custom Polish for a Custom Appearance
Like all guitars from La Patrie, the Etude series features a
stunning custom polished finish inspired by the appearance of
French polish of the 19th Century. Rather than applying a thick
coat of polish like standard classical guitars, the La Patrie's
custom finish is thinner to allow the wood to breathe and vibrate
freely, while also offering plenty of protection from the elements.
This type of finish also delivers a better sound the older it gets,
making it a worthwhile investment.
Innovative Double Function Truss Rod
The Etude Guitar is also equipped with an innovative
double-function truss rod system within its mahogany neck. Truss
rods are never normally featured on classical guitars, having
always been made with thick neck dimensions, yet its function on
the La Parie Acoustic allows for a slimmer neck profile. This
clever truss rod system offers extraordinary comfort, while
Attention to Detail
A beautiful guitar wouldn't be complete without the final
touches. The La Patrie Etude is nicely finished off with an
intricate rosette, cream binding, and rosewood bridge, as well as a
cream Tusq nut and a fully compensated saddle by Graphtech.
Body & Bridge
Top: Cedar (Pressure Tested)
Back & Sides: Wild Cherry
Body Length: 11.14''
Body Depth: 14.79''
Upper Bout: 9.46''
Lower Bout: 19.56''
Finish: Semi-Gloss Custom Polish
Neck & Fingerboard
Scale Length: 25.66’’
Truss Rod: Double-Action
Nut: Graph Tech Tusq
Nut Width: 2’’
Tuning Machines: Open Gear 14:1 Ratio
Bridge Saddle: Compensated Graph Tech Tusq