Reviews of the best beginner classical guitars
Unlike most people, I began my “guitar career” on a classical guitar…and I don’t regret it. In fact, I now highly recommend beginner guitarists at least give it a try before they settle on an acoustic or electric guitar.
The Washburn name isn’t the first thing that come to mind when anybody starts talking about classical guitars. I know that. But I’ve recently been surprised by the quality/price ratio that their entry-level Washburn C40 Classical Guitar offers.
Alvarez Guitars, a guitar manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri, is fast approaching its 50 year anniversary, and it amazing to consider what it’s accomplished during that time.
They have now become one of North America’s most recognizable guitar brands and as long as they keep manufacturing guitars like the Alvarez AC65 Series, a series that includes the AC65CE and the AC65HCE, that reputation will just continue to grow.
For those looking to purchase their first classical guitar, your research has probably brought you across the Dean Espana Classical Guitar several times. It is one of a few beginner classical guitars that have become popular due to its value and quality.
Dean Guitars has been making guitars since 1976 and have established themselves as a great American guitar maker. While they are better known for their electric guitars, they also produce acoustics, basses and of course, the classical guitar.
In the world of guitars, Yamaha Guitars has established itself as an excellent option for those looking to buy a beginner classical guitar. My very first guitar was a Yamaha and I know of many others who have begun playing on one.
Even on their website, Yamaha notes that the C40 is a “full-sized classical guitar” that was built with “beginners” in mind.