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    Kremona Solea Classical Guitar Kremona Solea Classical Guitar
    Kremona Solea Classical Guitar

    Solid cedar top, solid cocobolo back & sides, and an ebony fingerboard.

    $1,799.00
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    Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
    Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar

    The Cordoba C3M classical guitar features a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides in a natural satin...

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    Yamaha C40 Gigmaker Classical Acoustic Guitar Pack (Natural) Yamaha C40 Gigmaker Classical Acoustic Guitar Pack (Natural)
    Yamaha C40 Gigmaker Classical Acoustic Guitar Pack...

    The all-in-one solution.

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    Hofner Solid Cedar Top Laurel Body Classical Acoustic Guitar Hofner Solid Cedar Top Laurel Body Classical Acoustic Guitar
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    Lyons Classroom Guitar Lyons Classroom Guitar
    Lyons Classroom Guitar

    Designed for beauty of tone and appearance, but economically priced and built to last in the classroom...

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    Hohner A+ 3/4 Size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar Hohner A+ 3/4 Size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
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    Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar
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  4. Cordoba 45FM Acoustic Nylon String Flamenco Guitar Cordoba 45FM Acoustic Nylon String Flamenco Guitar
    Cordoba 45FM Acoustic Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

    Exotic woods and genuine Spanish hand luthiery.

    $959.99
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    Ibanez GA2 3/4 Size Classical Guitar Ibanez GA2 3/4 Size Classical Guitar
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    Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar
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    Fender MC-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Classical Guitar Fender MC-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Classical Guitar
    Fender MC-1 Parlor 3/4 Size Classical Guitar

    Perfect for school music programs, individual students, and beginners.

    $129.99
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    Kremona Fiesta FC Classical Acoustic Guitar Kremona Fiesta FC Classical Acoustic Guitar
    $899.00
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    Ibanez G208CWCNT Solid Top Classical Acoustic 8-String Guitar Ibanez G208CWCNT Solid Top Classical Acoustic 8-String Guitar
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    Alhambra 3 F Flamenco Acoustic Guitar Alhambra 3 F Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
    $699.99
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    Kremona Fiesta CW-7 Classical Electric Guitar Kremona Fiesta CW-7 Classical Electric Guitar
    $1,039.20
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    La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar
    La Patrie Presentation Classical Guitar

    Made trees hundreds of years old for superior wood quality.

    $595.00
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    Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
    Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar

    A solid-topped, handcrafted student guitar from a respected luthier at a great price. <BR/>Perfect for any...

    $299.00
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    Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar
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    Giannini CDR-PRO Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Giannini CDR-PRO Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $299.99
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    Alvarez RC26HCE Classical - Hybrid Acoustic-Electric Guitar Alvarez RC26HCE Classical - Hybrid Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $259.99
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    Giannini GNF-8R CEQ Cutaway Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Giannini GNF-8R CEQ Cutaway Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $199.99
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    Hohner A+ Full Size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar Hohner A+ Full Size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
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    Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar
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    Ibanez GA35 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar Ibanez GA35 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
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  1. Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar
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  2. Cordoba Fusion 12 Maple Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar Cordoba Fusion 12 Maple Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar
    Cordoba Fusion 12 Maple Acoustic-Electric Nylon String...

    A nylon-string guitar for steel-string players, the Fusion 12 Maple Cutaway Nylon-String acoustic-electric...

    $779.99
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    Cordoba GK Studio Negra Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar Cordoba GK Studio Negra Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar
    $699.95
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  4. Epiphone PRO-1 Classic 3/4-Size Classical Guitar Epiphone PRO-1 Classic 3/4-Size Classical Guitar
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  1. Ibanez G10-3/4-NT Classical Acoustic Guitar Ibanez G10-3/4-NT Classical Acoustic Guitar
    $219.99
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  2. Johnson LG-520 Acoustic Guitar Johnson LG-520 Acoustic Guitar
    Johnson LG-520 Acoustic Guitar

    The Johnson LG-520 classical guitar is well-built and affordably priced for the best value possible.

    $89.99
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  3. Cordoba C7 SP/IN Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar Cordoba C7 SP/IN Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
    Cordoba C7 SP/IN Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar

    The Cordoba C7 SP/IN nylon string acoustic guitar includes solid European spruce top, Indian rosewood back and...

    $499.99
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    Washburn C40 Cadiz Classical Guitar Washburn C40 Cadiz Classical Guitar
    Washburn C40 Cadiz Classical Guitar

    Cadiz Classical guitar with select spruce top.

    $129.00
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  1. Washburn C64SCE Classical Guitar Washburn C64SCE Classical Guitar
    Washburn C64SCE Classical Guitar

    The Washburn C64SCE is truly a professional instrument. The cutaway allows access to the upper registers, a...

    $289.00
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    La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar La Patrie Collection QI EQ Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
    $795.00
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    Taylor 700 Series 714ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Taylor 700 Series 714ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    RainSong NP12 Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar RainSong NP12 Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Taylor 300 Series 312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Taylor 300 Series 312ce-N Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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  2. Taylor 200 Series 2017 214ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Taylor 200 Series 2017 214ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Taylor 300 Series 314ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Taylor 300 Series 314ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    Taylor 100 Series 2017 114ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Taylor 100 Series 2017 114ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Predecessors of the modern classical guitar include the lute, the viheula de mano and the baroque guitar. The lute was popularly used for song accompaniment in the Medieval era but little written music remains as the majority of these songs were improvised. The Medieval lute had four or five courses and was plucked with a quill. The vihuela was composed of six double course strings and was a plucked, flat backed lute. The vihuela in Spain, or the viola da mano as it was known in Italy, is decidedly linked to the classical guitar. However, towards the end of the 15th century, some musicians began to use a bow to play the vihuela which also paved the way for the violin and other bowed instruments. In the 17th century, the baroque guitar overtook the viheula in popularity. Each of these early instruments produced bright sounds with rich overtones. The desire for a more fundamental, strong sound began in Spain. By specializing in instruments with single strings, a stronger, more pronounced tone is produced by the modern classical guitar than was generated by the baroque guitar, vihuela, or lute.

The Spanish guitar composer and virtuoso Francisco Tárrega had a profound impact on the modern guitar technique in the 19th century. Tárrega was a professor at music conservatories in Madrid and Barcelona and his teachings defined much of the musical technique and also paved the way for the revival of Spanish music that took place in the 20th century. Agustín Barrios was a Paraguayan guitarist and composer who did much for flamenco music. He frequently employed techniques such as rasgueado which strums the guitar strings with the back of the fingernails. Twentieth century guitarist Andrés Segovia popularized the Spanish classical guitar and was integral in the movement to classicize the flamenco guitar. He separated himself from Tárrega’s strumming and solely plucked the guitar strings. He was also an advocate of nylon strings. Andrés Segovia was integral to the popularity of the guitar as a solo performance instrument and he was greatly influential to the next generation of classical guitarists. Julian Bream is one of the followers of Segovia and is perhaps the greatest known contemporary guitarist.

Popular compositions for performance include early works from the classical period by composers such as the Spanish Fernando Sor or the Italian Mauro Giuliani. Johann Sebastian Bach’s music for the solo violin, solo cello, and baroque guitar are frequently adapted for the classical guitar in performance. Contemporary guitarist Julian Bream has convinced nearly every British composer to write works for the guitar, which are often dedicated to Bream, including pieces by Benjamin Britten and Maxwell Davies.

Choose from trusted guitar brands like Cordoba, Yamaha, Rodrgiguez, Ibanez, and La Patrie. Browse the varieties of flamenco and classical guitars for a beautiful instrument for performance, pleasure, or learning.

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