The classical guitar is a member of the guitar family used in classical music with a hollow wooden body that amplifies the string vibrations. The frets embedded in the fingerboard, changes the length of the string when pressed and in turn alters the pitch. Classical guitar necks are wider than acoustic guitar necks. Strings can be made of gut or nylon (in the past, they were strung with strings made from animal gut) . The nylon strings of a classical guitar are a lot thicker and mellower and softer sounding than those of a steel string. The guitar is tuned in perfect fourths and major thirds. So running ascending e, a, d, g, b, e. It’s a very easy pick up and go option and much softer on the fingers. Often classical guitars are a little cheaper than their acoustic cousins, which is why many beginners start with a classical guitar first. If you like Gypsy Kings style music, Flamenco or Spanish guitar, the classical guitar is perfect for you. Below are few beginner models, smaller sizes are available.
Classical guitars basically get divided into two versions. Classical and Flamenco.
- Thicker tone woods
- No pick guard in general
- Rose or mahogany back for enhanced sustain
- Softer attack with longer decaying sound
- Mellow voice
- Normal action
- Thin woods – lighter in weight
- Bright top with “golpeadores” pickguard for protecting top.
- Cypress or sycamore back for volume
- Cut through sound / percussive / loud burst quick decay
- Growling voice
- Low action to the point of buzzing / thin neck
- Guitar Footstool
- Keyboard Throne
- Sheet Music Stand
- Sheet Music