Top 7 Best Classical Guitars for the Money

Top 7 Best Classical Guitars for the Money

If you are reading this, chances are that you’d like to learn classical, but you need assistance with choosing a good one. I’ll be honest, choosing a classical guitar can be a tough task.

With so many options out there how are you supposed to know which one is good and which one is not?

How do you choose the one that’s worth it’s money?

With years of experience and in-depth research of the market, we prepared a list of the best classical guitars for the money so you make the right choice.

Without further ado let’s take a look at the our buyer’s guide right now.

Buyer’s guide

Classical guitar vs acoustic guitar

There seem to be a lot of confusion concerning what a classical guitar really is and how it’s different from it’s acoustic sibling. I would like to make sure that you clearly understand what a classical is and how it’s used. Let’s look at its main peculiarities.

Wider neck

Unlike regular acoustic or electric guitars, classical ones have a wider neck. This makes playing regular chords a little harder. However, keep in mind that are meant to be played fingerstyle, not strummed. Winder neck also means that the strings are further away from each other.

Strings

Classical guitars are known for nylon strings. They provide a warm, deep and mellow sound, which is perfect for playing classical music or fingerstyle melodies. Playing steel strings can be painful until you grow those calluses on your fingertips. Nylon strings are much softer so you your fingers won’t have to suffer.

Playing position

Of course, you can practice classical in any position you want. But to achieve technical efficiency as well as help your posture, it is recommended to hold classical guitar in a traditional position. It allows you to keep your picking and fretting hands at the right angle to the fretboard, which is super important for developing a decent fingerpicking technique.

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Finger picking

There is no law against using a pick or strumming a classical guitar, but it makes much more sense to use finger picking in this case. Because of the wider neck, the strings are further away from each other so it’s easier to hit single strings without touching adjacent ones. Besides, nylon strings are softer and much easier to play.

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How to choose a classical guitar

Buying a regular budget acoustic guitar can often be a tough task to do. Generally, cheaper models tend to have a higher action – which is pretty bad for a regular acoustic guitar (an action is the distance between the strings and the fretboard).

As the price goes up you get better quality, sounding and materials. However, the good news is that you can find great sounding classical guitars for a quite reasonable price.

The thing is that high action on a classical guitar is not a problem at all, since it’s about the same both on cheap and expensive models. What you need to pay attention to is the overall craftsmanship of the instrument, quality of necks, frets as well as the quality of the tone.

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Did you find the guitar you love?

Do you have any questions?

Let me know in the comments.

I’ve been Alan.

Till next time;)

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