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Anyone know anything about classical guitars?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Gasman, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Gasman

    Gasman Supporting Member

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    Hey all. I'm in the market for a classical guitar, but honestly don't know what to look for. I've been noodling on a friend's beat up classical and my son's junior size, and I'm becoming addicted to playing them. Both seem to play easier than my acoustic and Strat. I don't know if it's because I"m playing finger style, the wider spacing of the strings, or the nylon strings themselves.

    Any ideas where I should start? I can spend upwards of $1000, but obviously would like to spend less.
  2. Rob22315

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    Ask your question at www.classicalguitardelcamp.com. You'll reach a more informed crowd there.

    I've been playing classical guitar for fun off and on for more than 15 years. I found the advice there quite good.
  3. pflash4001

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    Generally, I find if you're looking for something decent to noodle around on but is still inexpensive, Yamaha makes good stuff under $200. There's always more expensive stuff, but they make great low priced stuff.
  4. Rob22315

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    I'll second the recommendation for Yamaha - find a late 70's or early 80's g250 off eBay or Craigslist in great shape for 200-250 and you'll get a great sounding guitar.

    I have a g250 and a g245 both are terrific.
  5. Gasman

    Gasman Supporting Member

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    Thanks, guys!
  6. hrodbert696

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    My wife plays classical guitar. Her current one was put together by the guy who taught her as a teenager, but she's been looking at getting a new one. You can get a quite decent Cordoba C5 or C7 in the $300-500 range new.
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    I got a no-name one that plays and sounds just fine at a garage sale for $40... then again, I don't have classical guitar chops, I just noodle around on it.
  8. oniman7

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    Honestly, I would go to a music store and try some out. I got mine for $300 or do and I love it. You'll know what you like

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