Published on 03/10/2013
You have the chance to have guitar lessons, but you're not sure where to begin?
The temptation can be to buy the cheapest guitar you can find, and see if you like it from there. Unfortunately, some guitars can be so badly set up, making them difficult to play and can discourage you from getting started playing.
Classical guitars can be a good starting point for the young player. Their nylon strings make them easier to play on soft fingers than the steel string acoustics. You get to practice without too much discomfort and so are not put off at the first hurdle. These guitars are lighter in weight and easier to carry to and from lessons.
The Valencia guitar is sold in 60 countries, and has been Australia's top selling guitar to schools these last 40 years. The build quality is good and the tone is consistent. These guitars have laminated backs and sides.
For a solid topped high quality classical guitar, the Katoh is well worth considering and they are the class leaders when it comes to classical guitars. These are nicely finished guitars. Made for the Australian market for 35 years.They have a very high standard of construction and design. Katoh’s workshop is equipped with strict humidity control systems and the only materials used are of the highest quality.
The Alhambra is a Spanish made guitar which is built to last and is a great all-rounder. It has to be heard to appreciate the tone. These guitars are ideal for an adult beginner.
Crescendo Music stocks a range of classical guitars, and the Valencia is stocked in sizes 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 as well as full size.