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  1. 1. ==== ====Juan Orozco classical guitar for sale by original owner, concert guitarist. Beautiful sound, made ofBrazilian rosewood. Excellent condition. Great price. Find out more at:http://fairfield.ebayclassifieds.com/v/16166757==== ====Most non-guitar players put guitars into just two broad categories: acoustic and electric. Theyunknowingly lump the classical guitar in with the folk guitar. But there are several importantdistinctions between classical and folk guitars which will be discussed in this article.Like the folk guitar, the classic guitar is a six-stringed acoustic instrument. The name "classical"suggests that this instrument has been around for many centuries but this is not the case. Theinstrument, in its present form, did not appear until about the middle of the nineteenth century.One immediately noticeable difference between the classical and folk guitars is the composition ofthe strings. Folk guitars are traditionally strung with metal strings and are often played with a pickor plectrum. Classical guitars, on the other hand, are strung with nylon strings and are picked withthe thumb and first three fingers of the right hand.The higher register strings are made wholly of mono-filament nylon. The three bass strings aremade of very fine metal wire wrapped around a multi-filament nylon core. Nylon strings tend tohave a much lower tension than the folk guitars steel strings. As such, they are easier to play andalso have a less-harsh, mellower sound than metal strings.The neck and fingerboard on a classical guitar tends to be wider and less tapered than a folk orelectric guitar. The headstock is quite different from the folk guitar headstock. To begin with,machine heads or tuning pegs on a classical guitar are perpendicular to the face of the headstockand point backwards - toward the player. While, on a folk guitar, the machine heads are mountedparallel to the face of the headstock and three machine heads point upward while the other threepoint toward the floor.The scale length is the nominal vibrating length of the strings. It can be calculated by measuringthe distance from the nut to the 12th fret and doubling this measurement. The classical guitar hasa scale length of about 25.6-inches. For reference, this is about the same scale length as a FenderStratocaster (25.5-inches).Another difference between the classical and folk guitars is how they are played. The folk guitar iseither worn with a strap or supported by the right leg when in a sitting position. The classic guitar(when held in the proper classical guitar posture) is rested on the left leg. In this position, the neckcan more easily be angled upward which presents a more natural and relaxed angle for the lefthand. As mentioned earlier, a classical guitar is played with the fingers rather than with a pick.Although it is associated with classical music, the classical guitar can be - and often is - used toplay popular or folk music. Very often classical guitars are purchased by non-classical musicians
  2. 2. who simply like the feel and sound of the nylon strings. In these cases, the guitar is played just likea folk guitar (held on the right leg) and played with a pick. In fact, the softer nylon strings oftenmake it a good choice for the beginning guitarist.Robert M. Matthews (better known as Bob Matthews) is currently retired after more than 30 yearsof engineering and management experience. As an avid guitar player for more than 35 years, Bobhas created a website specifically for guitar players and future guitar players. The site is packedwith a wealth of information and articles on guitars, music theory, guitar tips and lessons, as wellas many entertaining and instructional videos.Feel free to visit the site at http://www.Learn-Guitar-Quick.com for great guitar-related information.While there, be sure to claim your free guitar lessons available on the front page. And be sure tofollow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GuitarBobb.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Robert_M._Matthews==== ====Juan Orozco classical guitar for sale by original owner, concert guitarist. Beautiful sound, made ofBrazilian rosewood. Excellent condition. Great price. Find out more at:http://fairfield.ebayclassifieds.com/v/16166757==== ====

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