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Classical Guitar Guide (2022) Including 7 Buying Tips

You still need a handy buying classical guitar guide, because no matter what, even the strongest of cleaners miss the last few germs.
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So, we are assuming you know everything about the structure, wood types, construction style, craftsmanship, and all that there is about classical guitars.

But you still need a handy buying guide for classical guitars, because no matter what, even the strongest of cleaners miss the last few germs.

Jokes aside, what should you know as you purchase you’re first/second/third/last guitar? Well, there’s plenty. But we have focused on the 7 best ones. 

Buying guide for classical guitars:

Here are some of the best guidelines you will need to buy your guitar.

Go for Nylon.

Needless to say, isn’t it? Whether you play them or not, buy them or not, a classical guitar isn’t classical if it doesn’t have the characteristic nylon string on it.

If you plan on buying guitars with steel strings, buyer beware! That isn’t classical. Although you can try and bring up some classical tunes on it, most won’t work here.

And if you are a beginner classical guitar player, planning to take on the world of classical music, please go for nylon. You don’t want to miss out!

buying guide for classical guitars


Next, it is important that you decide on the budget of the guitar that you are trying to purchase. It is safe to say that the best classical guitar for beginners come under 500 dollars.

But you should spend as much as you can without feeling any pressure. But don’t overspend, because you might need to buy a new guitar when you advance.

And that is quite certain due to the easy learning and playability of classical guitars.

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Solid Top

Never ever go for a laminated top on a guitar. They are made from one quality and two lower-grade wood that are joined together. If you are short on cash.

Wait, save and then spend. Go for solid tops only. 

Used guitars

There are mixed reactions when we ask expert hobbyists and guitarists how good used guitars are. Some say, that is safe and you can buy used guitars if you know the seller and obviously, the guitar.

Because then you can cross-check. Buying from a cousin or a local seller who you did a favor once is safer than buying from online auctions, speaking from personal experience.

If you are buying from online sellers, you aren’t exactly sure what condition the guitar was kept in, how it was maintained and on what reason are they being sold.

This isn’t as necessary for the sellers to disclose as the specifications.

But if you want to risk it still, go for known brands. Get as much detail as possible. Take the help of an expert if you aren’t so sure.

Quality check

This doesn’t just imply for used guitars, but for new guitars too. Store sellers can be manipulative of what they are selling if you do not know much.

And how will you check the quality of the guitar, if you don’t know the name of the parts and can’t play it? Educate yourself and test out. You may cut short on your budget with the knowledge.

Intonation check

400;”>Electric tuners help the most if you are a beginner guitar player. It may not be possible for you to tune a guitar by ear if you do not know the pitch perfectly.

If you want, the luthier can help you fix the tune too. But you will have to spend.

Action check

The action isn’t the music of the guitar, but the space between the strings and the fretboard. The lower they are, the more and inevitable the buzz.

The higher they are, the more effort you have to put to produce a tone. So, you should check for optimal spacing.


It isn’t so hard to purchase a guitar after all if you know all these. We hope we could help you here. Happy playing! Visit this link, if you need some guitar accessories buying guide.  

Passionately invested in the music world for over 20 years, Jake studied music for 14 years at the Royal Conservatory Of Toronto. He has a degree from Champlain College & Bishop’s University in Business & Music. He is the owner of Fly Away Music & Media Studio in Montreal since 2014, with over 500 happy artists recorded, mixed and mastered.

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