Classical Guitars

Classical guitars use nylon as opposed to metal strings that are used on acoustic and electric guitars. The traditional classical guitar has 12 frets clear of the body and is held on the left leg so that the hand falls at the back of the soundhole. The steel string guitar, on the other hand, has fourteen frets clear of the body and is played off the hip. Strings are plucked with the fingernails. The shape, construction, and material of classical guitars vary, but typically they have a modern classical guitar shape, or historic classical guitar shape resembling early romantic guitars from France and Italy.

FEATURED CLASSICAL GUITARS

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The Esteve (pronounced Es-TEH-vay) line of guitars come from a workshop in the beautiful Mediterranean coastal farming town of Alboraya, Spain, near Valencia. The shop was started in the 1950’s by Francisco Esteve and Manuel Adalid Sr. Today it is a very busy workshop of about 40 artisans crafting high quality guitars by hand. The shop is still in the family tradition and is now managed by Manuel Adalid Jr. Over half a century of dedication to the highest standards of lutherie in the great Spanish tradition has distinguished the name of Esteve as one of the best in the world. We take great pride in importing these exceptional guitars directly from this time-honored, family tradition.

The Esteve line of guitars is characterized by a traditional “Spanish” tone that is deep, rich and of a warm quality. Their outstanding tone quality is achieved by using only solid cedar or spruce on the soundboards and high quality rosewood, ovangkol and mahogany for all models. Attention to the fine points of string set-up make every model of Esteve a pleasure to play.

Esteve Model 1 Classical Guitar

MODEL 1

  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Stained laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: African Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Reinforced with an ebony insert
  • Set up for Utah’s climate by Summerhays Music
Esteve Model 3 Classical Guitar

MODEL 3

  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Stained laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: African Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Two white wood purflings
  • Set up for Utah’s climate by Summerhays Music
Esteve Model 8 Classical Guitar

MODEL 8

  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Spanish Cedar
  • Neck reinforced with an Ebony insert
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Set up for Utah’s climate by Summerhays Music
Esteve Model 9c Classical Guitar

MODEL 9C

  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Neck reinforced with an ebony insert
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Set up for Utah’s climate by Summerhays Music
Esteve Model 3st Classical Guitar

MODEL 3ST FOR CHILDREN

  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: choice of 58 cm, 53 cm, or 48 cm
  • Set up for Utah’s climate by Summerhays Music

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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 LaPatrie… and these are their guitars.

La Patrie Etude Classical Guitar

ETUDE

The Etude is the most popular model in the La Patrie lineup. 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.

  • 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.

La Patrie Concert Classical Guitar

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.

  • Back & Sides : Solid 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.