If you’re a beginner, we recommend a nylon string guitar. The strings are made from nylon, which is less harsh on finger pads and requires less pressure when it comes to fretting. The skills you’ll learn are transferable, so this is a great place to start.
It’s the nylon strings that will really make all the difference to the sound and weight of your new guitar. Those passionate about classical or flamenco music will delight in the unique tone that resonates from a classical acoustic guitar. If Spanish and Brazilian music, and artists such as The Gypsy Kings set your heart on fire, then the flamenco guitar is for you. Guitar teachers will often encourage a nylon string guitar as a starting point as it’s more comfortable to play and technique is much easier to master.
When you’re choosing a classical acoustic guitar, you’ll find an extensive range from recognised brands including Fender, Katoh, Squier, Valencia and Yamaha. You’ll also find beginner models alongside ones used by the greats. You’re able to filter by price, to ensure your choice fits into your budget.
Our huge range takes into consideration lefties, so if you’re a left-handed player just filter your search to find a left handed classical guitar that suits your specific orientation. There’s a range of body shapes too, so you’ll find single cut and classical shapes. Colour and shade is always a consideration, and classical guitars are usually found in traditional colours, though there’s the occasional pop of colour such as the Valencia 100 Series in vibrant blue. It’s a great option for stage performances and standing out in a crowd.
All the accessories you need for playing your classical acoustic guitar at home and at live performances are available from the Sky Music e-store. You’ll find all the essentials, manufactured by the world’s top brands so you can be sure of their quality. You’ll find:
A case for transporting and storing your instrument is another essential that we recommend. A hard case offers durability and will protect your nylon string guitar on the road and a soft gig bag is easier and more lightweight for travel. It’s a great place to store picks too.
If you’ve found the classical guitar of your dreams but it’s out of your price range, dream on! Here at Sky Music, we’re all about making high hopes a reality and with our price-matching policy and lay-by payment options. Fill the price match form online, we’ll respond within 24 hours.
If you end up with an order that totals more than $100, you may qualify for free shipping for nylon string guitars within Australia. We make every effort to pack your new instrument, but if you find any damage sustained on the road, let us know and we’ll fix it.