Hey, so i'm in the market for a classical guitar, but i've only really got about $300 to spend. Anyway, A store in my area has a La Patrie Motif for $300 (Sort of, it's not in their store, but in another branch, so I would need to get it sent here, thus i can't test it out). Keep in mind this is New Zealand, so it's $300 down from $600, and basically the only decent classical i could find for the price (The only other La Patrie is $600).
Anyway, my question is, would I be at any disadvantage, because of it's parlor size, using this as my main classical guitar? Ie, would its size not let me hold it in a "Proper" classical stance, thus putting me at a disadvantage for some pieces.
Also, worth $300? Good sound etc? Eventually i'll put a pickup in it, if i get it, and play at some cafe's, good for that?
It is a full-scale guitar. Your right arm over the lower bout will be diff then a full size given it is parlor but I would guess that would not seriously affect your future ability to perform on a concert piece.
couple things - I wouldn't commit until I had a chance to have time with it and cedar top .... get a case.
I have a La Patty - new to classical guitars myself but mine is well built and sounds nice. If you buy it you'll need to tell us about your opinion of becoming an owner.
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