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post Mar 22 2013, 06:57 PM
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I am planning to purchase a good but not for beginners classical nylon string guitar. Can anybody recommend one?
Is a chinese made yamaha good? Or a spanish made is better?
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post Mar 22 2013, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE (bkm4637 @ Mar 22 2013, 06:57 PM) *
I am planning to purchase a good but not for beginners classical nylon string guitar. Can anybody recommend one?
Is a chinese made yamaha good? Or a spanish made is better?

I don't know...But I live in Spain and I think there are some of the best Luthiers(for classical/Spanish) in the world here.
I think some of the Spaniards will be able to tell you better.No doubt the Chinese Yamahas will be good as well.


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post Mar 23 2013, 03:49 PM
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Watch out for cheap Admira, Alvaro etc. Maybe it's signed by Enrique Keller but it's made in China anyway. If You have a possibility try to check for "Esteve". I had few of them in my hands and this is how classic guitar should sound even though it costs somewhere between 400-500$. Thery really have some naturally dried wood (not for 40 years of course but few years is better than machine drying). You won't be able to find out about woods quality at the music shop. Time will show after a few months o using Your new guitar. The worst thing in cheap classic is the lack of low midrange. You might be fooled by the brightness of cheap guitar sound but whole the sustain and toe basic notes are mostly in the low midrange. Esteve got it all. Try to find 4st or higher smile.gif


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post Mar 24 2013, 07:37 PM
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I have no experience with classical guitars, but a friend of mine - an awesome and experienced player in this area, is selling a piece such as this one:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/godin_multiac_nyl...e14bf6960be0632

Might be it is a great guitar, but, looks as it's quite expensive ...

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post Mar 24 2013, 07:45 PM
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Hey buddy, i have a yamaha CG182C
i think i paid about 500 dollars for it, i think it sounds great for the price, definately a good beginner guitar! very simple but very warm

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I am planning to purchase a good but not for beginners classical nylon string guitar. Can anybody recommend one?
Is a chinese made yamaha good? Or a spanish made is better?

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post Mar 25 2013, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE (bkm4637 @ Mar 22 2013, 05:57 PM) *
I am planning to purchase a good but not for beginners classical nylon string guitar. Can anybody recommend one?
Is a chinese made yamaha good? Or a spanish made is better?


Do you have a budget?
I found a used - though it was literally brand new - Hirade (hand made Japanese Takamine) for $900.00 whsc.
This is a very good price for a quality Nylon string instrument.
http://www.takamine.com/guitars/classics_hirade/c132s


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post Apr 13 2013, 07:43 PM
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I have an Alvares Classical with on board preamp/eq and it's a very spiff guitar. It was quite reasonable on price as I remember. I have had a Yamaha similar to the one described and I liked it as well. Really, Your fingers will tell you the most. Try to take a trip to a place where you can try a few. I realize this is not always easy.

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Hey buddy, i have a yamaha CG182C
i think i paid about 500 dollars for it, i think it sounds great for the price, definately a good beginner guitar! very simple but very warm



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post Apr 17 2013, 09:48 AM
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QUOTE (bkm4637 @ Mar 22 2013, 07:57 PM) *
I am planning to purchase a good but not for beginners classical nylon string guitar. Can anybody recommend one?
Is a chinese made yamaha good? Or a spanish made is better?


I think that those Yamaha guitars you mentioned will be nice enough (I heard some in action, don't remember the models though). Try them out in store and see how they feel in your hands. The most important is that they play nice and that you feel comfortable and like their sound. I wouldn't say any particular factory/country of production is better.....some "rule" about the budget/price I found out before when checking out acoustics was that nicer models seem to start from 300-500 euros and that bellow that price range everything sounds almost the same.


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Great point here by BOGDAN. In the mid range, the guitars can be pretty similar and sound quite a bit alike. The most important bit is that you like how it plays and sounds. The Yamaha stuff is factory made and thus not that expensive on the low/mid range and the quality is pretty nice. For new instruments I'd always say don't overspend. Spend enough to get a nice guitar but don't think you have to pay 1,000 Euros.


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I think that those Yamaha guitars you mentioned will be nice enough (I heard some in action, don't remember the models though). Try them out in store and see how they feel in your hands. The most important is that they play nice and that you feel comfortable and like their sound. I wouldn't say any particular factory/country of production is better.....some "rule" about the budget/price I found out before when checking out acoustics was that nicer models seem to start from 300-500 euros and that bellow that price range everything sounds almost the same.



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I'd like to add that I have a Hohner HC06 classical guitar and I'm really satisfied with it. Its probably the cheapest guitar out there and there is nothing amazing about it - yet it plays really nice and I had a great time learning on it.


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