The guitar is ever-evolving, but one of the original incarnations that often gets overlooked today is the nylon-string or classical guitar. In the video above, we highlight two models: the more traditional Alhambra 4-P Conservatory, and the Cordoba GK Studio Negra, a more modern iteration with a thinner flamenco body depth.
While Willie Nelson is famous for playing “Trigger,” nylon-string guitars are most commonly heard in genres like bossa nova, jazz, and of course, classical music. Characteristics like fretboard radii, neck joints, and bracing patterns can vary depending on the type of nylon string guitar. And while traditional classical guitars typically come with a cedar top, that doesn’t mean every company out there will follow suit. Explore new sounds with different tonewoods so you can express yourself to the fullest.
Nylon-string guitars also come in a variety of sizes — from 1/2 to 3/4 to full size guitars, this fact, along with their easy playability make them the perfect instrument to get started out on. It’s easier to build calluses on a nylon-string guitar opposed to a steel-string guitar due to the less abrasive nature of the material. Put all these features in one instrument, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for starting your journey into music. No wonder guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world!
Whether you’re looking for a traditional classical guitar or modernized version with that signature nylon sound, find it at zZounds!