The Differences: Classical vs Acoustic?

Many people wonder; "What actually is the difference between a classical and an acoustic guitar, if you are one of those people, don't worry, we are going to guide you, and help develop your understanding so that you can find an instrument that suits your style of music!

classic vs acoustic guide

At first glance, they both look the same apart from looking a slightly different color, but it just so happens that there are many subtle differences, let's take a closer look.

Notice how the tuning pegs on the acoustic guitar sticks out, as opposed to the tucked in tuning pegs on the classical. A classical guitar usually has nylon strings whereas the acoustic uses metal strings, the difference in sound means that you will get a brighter sound from an acoustic guitar, the sound will resonate for longer. The majority of music today is made with an acoustic guitar and some songs just may not sound right with a classical, however, if you want to play Flamenco or Spanish music then the classical may be suited to you!

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