Best beginner classical guitars: Plus the top Spanish guitar for beginners

8 best beginner classical guitars 2023: Plus the top Spanish guitar for beginners
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Gone are the days of terrible starter guitars with mile-high action and terrible intonation. Now, the best beginner classical guitars offer players the mellow sound and softer touch of nylon strings with the promise of reliability, a good sound and quality construction.

While those old beat-up, hard to play guitars are still out there (cue flashbacks to my first few guitar lessons), more and more manufacturers are producing good quality nylon-string guitars at an affordable price point. The best beginner classical guitars are going to be nice and playable for those just starting out, and essentially provide a really good fundamental starting point.

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.