Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar

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History

The modern Classical Guitar evolved from an ancient string instrument called the Lute. The six strings commonly found on a modern Guitar became the standard towards the end of the 18th century.

Antonio Torres Jurado, a Spanish guitar maker from the 19th century, is widely considered to be responsible for the design of the modern guitar.

Classical Guitar Specs

A standard Classical Guitar is approximately 100 cm long, 40 cm wide and 10 cm deep. The six strings are attached to the bridge (located on the main body of the instrument) at one end, and the tuning pegs at the other.

There is a long fingerboard with frets for changing the pitch of the strings, and a sound hole directly underneath the section of the strings the player strums or picks.

How To Play

The Classical Guitar is played using both hands. If you are right handed you should place your left hand on the fingerboard (to change the pitch of the strings), and use your right hand to strum or pluck the strings above the sound hole.

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Classical Guitars are said to get better with age. As they get older the wood they are made from ages, and becomes more resonant.

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