Need a Classical for my son....

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by jiml, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. jiml

    jiml Supporting Member

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    My son is into Classical style, and my old, beaten nylon stringed hand me down isn't cutting it.

    Need to buy a decent (~$500) Classical for XMas for him.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. redir

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    Cordoba seems to get a lot of respect in that price range but if it was me I would be looking at Yamaha, solid reputation and I always tell people that I've been doing repairs for over 25 years and the brand of guitar I see least in my shop is Yamaha.
     
  3. Tony Done

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    The best I have tried recently in that price range has been Katoh, but I don't think that they are available in the US. I agree that Cordoba are very popular, and I almost bought one of their "Fusion" models a few years ago, but they are a bit too "polite" sounding for my tastes, and I too would be looking at Yamaha.
     
  4. lamenlovinit

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    Cordoba C5. Got one for my kid. 3 years later it's still the first guitar he grabs.

    Find the best package deal you can online and get a price match from GC so you can play it first.
     
  5. gillman royce

    gillman royce Supporting Member

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    Yamaha makes a range of good classical guitars.
     
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  6. beeswax75

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    Look at a Cordoba Dulce. They're like 7/8 size so a bit easier to play and good quality (I own one and can vouch). Not the best sustain, but a good beginner classical.
     

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