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Classical acoustic guitars are distinguished by their nylon strings, but they can certainly be used for more than just classical music. Often overlooked in terms of versatility, the classical acoustic guitar can lend its gorgeous tone to any genre, from the classic repertoire to flamenco to modern pop and rock.

Whether you’re a classic guitar pro or are just learning how to play classical guitar, has the instrument for you.

What is a classical guitar?

A classical guitar, often called a nylon-string guitar, is an acoustic guitar that uses nylon strings rather than steel strings. Like a steel-stringed acoustic guitar, a classical guitar has six strings that the player presses down (or frets) with one hand, while they strum or pick with the other hand.

How much does a classical guitar cost?

Classical guitar prices vary based on materials used, quality of manufacture, condition of the instrument, and more. Typically, a classical guitar price can range from $100 for a beginner model to many thousands of dollars for professional-caliber instruments.

What is the difference between acoustic and classical guitar?

When it comes to classical guitar vs. acoustic guitar, it’s not a battle clearly won. Technically, there is no difference between classical and acoustic guitar because a classical guitar is an acoustic guitar. More specifically, a classical guitar is a type of acoustic guitar that’s popular in classical and flamenco styles of music. It has gut or nylon strings, whereas other acoustic guitars have steel strings.

Do classical guitars always have nylon strings?

Yes, classical guitars always have nylon strings. Even the lower-pitched classical acoustic guitar strings are nylon. They have a nylon core that’s wrapped in plated copper or bronze.

Who invented the classical guitar?

While the guitar as an instrument has much older roots, the modern classical guitar was developed from the late designs of Antonio Torres Jurado, a Spanish luthier from the 1800s.

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