Classical Guitars Recommended
The classical guitars recommended by me in this category are four guitars that serve as good choice concert guitars at the level of first and second year college student.
You could pretty much pick any of the four with absolute confidence that you are getting great value for your budget.
If there was one out of the three that stands out for me it would be the Takamine C132S. I own one and the quality of sound far outstrips guitars of double the price and anything else recommended on the page.
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Classical Guitars Recommended - Takamine G128S
The Takamine G128S represents one of the best values in nylon guitars. It features a beautiful Rosewood Back & Sides with a solid Spruce top which deliver a clear strong voice. All Takamine classical guitars feature an adjustable neck truss rod to insure the best in playability. The G128S also features gold hardware and a rosewood fingerboard.
- One of the best values in nylon guitars.
- Beautiful Rosewood back & sides
- Solid Spruce top to deliver a clear strong voice.
- Adjustable neck truss rod to insure the best in playability.
- Top: Solid Spruce.
- Back: Rosewood.
- Fingerboard: Rosewood.
- Tuners: Gold and Pearl.
By Linda G. Burress "kyleburress" (Middlesboro, KY, USA) - Amazing guitar!, April 25, 2010
For the price it is hard to beat this guitar as a starter instrument for someone learning from scratch. You will be able to learn the rudiments of classical, spanish and folk music, and this will give a student a route into electric guitar should they want to go the rock route later on.
Classical Guitars Recommended - Cordoba C5
Cordoba C5 Nylon string acoustic guitar. Solid Cedar top with Mahogany back/sides. Features a Rosewood binding and fingerboard with quick and easy string action. All wood inlaid rosette. 650mm (25.6 inches) scale length, 52mm (2 inch) nut width.
- Solid Cedar top
- Mahogany back and sides
- Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
- All wood inlaid rosette
- Includes Cordoba gig bag
By Musicplayer "Musicplayer" (New York) - Wonderful guitar. I simply love it., May 22, 2009
I am extremely happy with my Cordoba C5 guitar. Beautiful sound (cedar top), great playability (low action). Esthetically, it's really beautiful (great combination of woods--cedar top and mahogany back and sides). One more thing: it came with a gig bag. I thought I would probably have to buy a better one but, when I received it, I was happily surprised by the quality of the gig bag: thick padding, 2 shoulder straps to carry it on your back, 2 handles to carry it horizontally, and 1 handle to hold it vertically. The Cordoba gig bag is of much better quality than the one shown on the amazon website. Since I received my Cordoba C5, I have been playing it every day with great pleasure. I simply love my guitar.
Classical Guitars Recommended - Takamine C132S
The Takamine C132S Classical acoustic guitar features a solid cedar top with a solid rosewood back and rosewood sides for a brilliant and rich classic tone. The braces are patterned and voiced for today's music.
Includes a Takamine hardshell case.
- Body Shape: Classical
- Rosette: Marquettery
- Top: Solid Cedar
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Sides: Rosewood
- Tuners: Gold Classic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound, March 22, 2009 By C. Lauderdale (Dallas, Tx)
You will fall in love with this classic. Easy to play with great, great sound. Mellow and bright. Sounds better than the normal main line guitars that cost three times more. Extreme projection as a stage guitar should have but soft and low when treated that way. I could buy a guitar for up to $4,000 but never find anything i like as well.