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Beginner Classical Guitar

Beginner Classical Guitar

If you are going to learn from a classical guitar teacher or join a online classical guitar lesson, you should buy a beginner classical guitar to start off. A classical guitar is an acoustic guitar but different from the common folk acoustic guitar although they are similar in appearance. The major difference is the strings: classical guitar is nylon strung and folk guitar is steel strung.
The other differences include classical guitars have wider neck and fretboard than folk guitar, the guitar structure and tone. The fretboard of classical guitar is wider; it is good for beginners to accurately press the string they want to press without touching other strings which cause buzzing and muting. The bad side is the wider neck is hard for kids or those with small hands to fetch the fret. You need more excise to overcome this. The nylon strings are softer than steel strings, which is better for beginners since this cause less finger pain. The structure of nylon string guitar and steel string guitar is different, if you use steel strings on a classical guitar, you may damage your guitar permanently. So never do this.
The top of the classical guitar is a main contributor to the overall sound quality. Solid top is better than laminate top. The different top wood materials may have different tone. The price also range largely for the different kind of wood used on the guitar.
Classical guitars are usually played in the classical position. You need a foot rest to put your left foot. There is not strap button on the classical guitar, if you want to play it in standing position, you should practice a lot before you formally play before audience.
If you buy your first classical guitar from local guitar stores, just try the guitars out or let somebody play for you, listen and feel the guitar. If you order your classical guitar online, choose the big brands for they have good quality control. Buy from big online retailers, otherwise you may face warranty issues.

What is the best classical guitar to start with? A good beginner classical guitar should have good tone and playability. If you budget for your first guitar is 500 dollars, you will find more options than those who have the budget under 200. If you want to learn guitar more seriously, you can lift you […]

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Alvarez RC210 is a classical guitar of Alvarez’s entry level Regent series. It is great for beginners who are looking for a cheap nylon string classical guitar to start with. Alvarez RC210 is a cheap beginner classical guitar with decent tone. The letter R stands for “Regent” the low end series of Alvarez and C […]

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Cordoba C3M is the cheapest model of Cordoba Iberia series. It is an affordable entry level classical guitar with solid cedar top. Cordoba C3M is beautiful guitar due to its traditional Spanish style design and well construction. The top is of solid cedar while most classical guitars use laminate top at this price level. Cordoba […]

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Yamaha C40 is an affordable nylon string classical guitar and one of the most popular models in Yamaha C series. It is good entry level classical guitar for beginners who don’t want spend too much on their first classical guitars. Yamaha C40 is a full size classical guitar with laminated spruce top. The no solid […]

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Manuel Rodriguez C1 is a typical Spanish classical guitar under the famous Spanish brand. It is a hand made good entry level classical guitar at affordable price with decent sound and excellent workmanship. Manuel Rodriguez C1 is a low end model of Manuel Rodriguez classical guitar series. Manuel Rodriguez is a span based reputed guitar […]

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La Patrie Etude is one of the most popular models in La Patrie lineup. It is a great guitar for beginning and intermediate level players for the affordable price and decent sound. The specs of this model are almost the same as Motif except the body size. The full body size makes it sound more […]

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La Patrie Motif is a parlor classical guitar with solid cedar top. It is a good guitar for those who are seeking for a North America made nylon string entry level guitar. La Patrie Motif is basically a Spanish classical guitar. It compact body but is also a full size guitar- 25.5’’ scale length. The […]

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Yamaha CG122M is the only matte finish model of the CG series. It offers decent sound with affordable price. In general, it is a great entry level classical guitar. Yamaha CG122MC and Yamaha CG122MS outstand for the matte finish and decent sound at affordable price. The solid cedar or spruce contributes most to the sound […]

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Yamaha CG192 is the best solid top classical guitar model of Yamaha CG series. It is great for those who want to learn classical guitar more seriously. Yamaha CG192C and Yamaha CG192S are the flagship models of Yamaha CG series. The last letter C stands for “Cedar” and S stands for “Spruce”. The two types […]

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Cordoba C7 is an excellent starter guitar with quality tone and beautiful looking. It is the best entry level model of Cordoba Iberia series and you will never regret to own it. Cordoba C7 is a light weighted guitar just like C5 for its thin top. There are two types of C7 as to the […]

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