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Anyone know anything about classical guitars?

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

  1. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    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. 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


    Dec 2, 2011
    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. 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 Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    Thanks, guys!
  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    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.
  7. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    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. 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