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Classical Guitars

For a right-handed player, the traditional classical guitar has twelve frets clear of the body and is properly held on the left leg, so that the hand that plucks or strums the strings does so near the back of the sound hole (this is called the classical position). The modern steel string guitar, on the other hand, usually has fourteen frets clear of the body (see Dreadnought) and is commonly played off the hip.

The phrase "classical guitar" may refer to either of two concepts other than the instrument itself:

  • the instrumental finger technique common to classical guitar—individual strings plucked with the fingernails or, rarely, fingertips.
  • the instrument's classical music repertoire

The term modern classical guitar is sometimes used to distinguish the classical guitar from older forms of guitar, which are in their broadest sense also called classical, or more specifically, early guitars. Examples of early guitars include the six-string early romantic guitar (c. 1790–1880), and the earlier baroque guitars with five courses.

The materials and the methods of classical guitar construction may vary, but the typical shape is either modern classical guitar or that historic classical guitar similar to the early romantic guitars of France and Italy. Classical guitar strings once made of gut are now made of such polymers as nylon, with fine wire wound about the acoustically lower (bass side) strings.

A guitar family tree may be identified. The flamenco guitar derives from the modern classical, but has differences in material, construction and sound.

Today's modern classical guitar was established by the late designs of the 19th-century Spanish luthierAntonio Torres Jurado.

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1972 Giannini AW51 Classical Guitar (USED) As Is


Cordoba Requinto 1/2 Size Iberia Series (Used)


De Rosa GACE41-AW12-BK 12 String Acoustic Electric Guitar Black w/ Slipcase


Fender CN-140SCE Nylon Thinline Walnut Fingerboard Natural w/ Black Hard Case


Fender CN-60S Nylon Classical Guitar Walnut Fingerboard Black


Fender FA-15N 3/4 Nylon Classical Guitar (Used)


Fender FA-15N 3/4 Nylon Classical Guitar w/ Gig Bag


Fender FC-1 Classical Walnut Fingerboard Natural Classical Guitar


Guipar Classical Guitar (Used) "Made In Paracho Michoacan Mexico"


INDIANA 6 String Classical Guitar Natural (IC-25)


La Patrie Collection SF Classical Guitar w/ LR Baggs Lyric Microphone Acoustic Pickup (Used)


Sunlite CM-100 Full Sized Classical Guitar w/ Sunlite Gig Bag


Sunlite CM-100C Full Sized Classical Guitar Cutaway "No Gig Bag"

$199.99 $219.99

Sunlite CM-100CE Full Sized Classical Guitar Cutaway w/ Sunlite Gig Bag


Sunlite CM-100K 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar w/ Sunlite Gig Bag


Sunlite GCN-200 1/4 Classical Guitar w/ Sunlite Gig Bag


Takamine EF407 Legacy Series 6 Strings Acoustic Guitar Hawaiian Koa Back, Sides & Top in Gloss Natural Finish w/ Hard Case


Takamine G Series GC1-NAT Classical Guitar Gloss Natural


Takamine G Series GC6CE-NAT Acoustic Electric Classical Guitar Cutaway Natural


Takamine GC1CE-NAT Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar Gloss Natural


Takamine GC3CE Nylon String Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar Natural


Takamine GC5CE-NAT Cutaway Classical Guitar Solid Spruce Top Walnut Back and Sides Mahogany Neck Laurel Fingerboard Natural