Classical guitar, as the name indicates, is used for playing classical music. Classical Guitar is normally confused with acoustic guitar. Classical guitar is much smaller in size in comparison to the acoustic guitar. Classical Guitar uses nylon strings and sounds different when compared to the acoustic guitar that is made of steel strings. The sound from a classical guitar is very soft and mellow in comparison with the thick steel sound of the acoustic guitar. The guitar consists of six, seven or sometimes more strings. Mostly the strings are made from nylon or nylon wrapped with metal. These guitars does not have a truss rod in the neck region and can bear the tension of strings as light as that of nylon. Truss rod is meant to counter the immense amount of pressure that steel strings place on the next of the guitar. The top of the classical guitar and the bridge are braced underneath to bear the lower tension of the nylon strings. The 3 aspects that distinguishes a classical guitar from other guitars are that of the instrument, technique to play and the music emanating from the instrument.
Cost of beginner’s guitar is in the range of 100 USD to 150 USD. The top 7 classical guitars include Epiphone PRO-1 Classic, Ibanez AEG10NII, Yamaha NTX700, Cordoba Protege C1, Cordoba C5, Fender MC-1 and Yamaha CG172SF.