Best Classical & Nylon-String Guitars in 2020



Yamaha CGS102A 1/2-Size Classical Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, String Winder, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth Review:


I purchased this bundle for my five year old son, and it's been a good beginner guitar package. He is 46 inches tall, and the half size is just about perfect for him. We also have a 3/4 size guitar at home, and that is definitely too big for him.
- The guitar looks very nice, in terms of the color and the style.
- I usually play a full sized steel string acoustic guitar myself, so this one sounds very quiet, almost muffled. I believe that's more due to the smaller size and the nylon strings than because of the quality.
- The quality is pretty much what you'd expect from a beginner guitar in this price range. It's fine for a beginner.
- It's actually very easy to play, which is also great for a beginner. The strings are very easy to push and hold down.
- The items included in the bundle are also fine. The tuner is easy to clip on and use. The case is relatively simple and cheap, but it serves the purpose.

Overall, I'm happy with purchase. It's not the best guitar I've ever seen, but it's perfect for a young beginner.



Yamaha CGS103A 3/4-Size Classical Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, String Winder, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth Review:


I purchased this bundle for my five year old son, and it's been a good beginner guitar package. He is 46 inches tall, and the half size is just about perfect for him. We also have a 3/4 size guitar at home, and that is definitely too big for him.
- The guitar looks very nice, in terms of the color and the style.
- I usually play a full sized steel string acoustic guitar myself, so this one sounds very quiet, almost muffled. I believe that's more due to the smaller size and the nylon strings than because of the quality.
- The quality is pretty much what you'd expect from a beginner guitar in this price range. It's fine for a beginner.
- It's actually very easy to play, which is also great for a beginner. The strings are very easy to push and hold down.
- The items included in the bundle are also fine. The tuner is easy to clip on and use. The case is relatively simple and cheap, but it serves the purpose.

Overall, I'm happy with purchase. It's not the best guitar I've ever seen, but it's perfect for a young beginner.



Yamaha CGS102A Half-Size Classical Guitar - Natural Review:


Why I Bought It:

I wanted a guitar to play around for small gigs. I bought it specifically for a friend of mine's small party.
I didn't have an acoustic or classical style guitar, so I wanted something cheap but also something that would
push sound. The gig called for some jazz/bossa-nova feel that is soft but a bit pungent. This guitar worked perfectly
for that occasion. Alot of people buy this for a beginner guitar for their kid or for practice only. I'd say it's great for
small performance too. I bet it would hold up in a regular concert too, especially since it has a spruce top and a slick
rosewood fret-board.

What I Like About It:

- Soft and Warm tone, but pushes the sound out with the Spruce Top.
- The Neck is extremely soft and smooth, but not glossy.
- The body looks gorgeous and the bridge looks tight and fit.

What I Don't Like About It:

- The tune knobs. The color and plastic is not for me. But they work just fine.
- It does have a "cheap" essence to it.
- Not gig bag or picks; but did come with strings already on it.

Last Remarks & Tips :

Get a gig bag for this guitar. It's essential. You won't wanna just lug this thing around getting banged up,
it's actually built well. Also, put some new guitar strings on it before you play a show or actually want to sound
good. The guitar strings on it are not bad, but there are markings on them from the frets; being packaged up tightly.



Yamaha Student Series CGS103AII Classical Guitar, Natural Review:


Why I Bought It:

I wanted a guitar to play around for small gigs. I bought it specifically for a friend of mine's small party.
I didn't have an acoustic or classical style guitar, so I wanted something cheap but also something that would
push sound. The gig called for some jazz/bossa-nova feel that is soft but a bit pungent. This guitar worked perfectly
for that occasion. Alot of people buy this for a beginner guitar for their kid or for practice only. I'd say it's great for
small performance too. I bet it would hold up in a regular concert too, especially since it has a spruce top and a slick
rosewood fret-board.

What I Like About It:

- Soft and Warm tone, but pushes the sound out with the Spruce Top.
- The Neck is extremely soft and smooth, but not glossy.
- The body looks gorgeous and the bridge looks tight and fit.

What I Don't Like About It:

- The tune knobs. The color and plastic is not for me. But they work just fine.
- It does have a "cheap" essence to it.
- Not gig bag or picks; but did come with strings already on it.

Last Remarks & Tips :

Get a gig bag for this guitar. It's essential. You won't wanna just lug this thing around getting banged up,
it's actually built well. Also, put some new guitar strings on it before you play a show or actually want to sound
good. The guitar strings on it are not bad, but there are markings on them from the frets; being packaged up tightly.



Yamaha C40II Classical Guitar Review:


Yep. The hype is real.

I bought a Cordoba C5CE years ago, loved it. Sadly, I sold it for some reason.

So after looking, i found this popular Yamaha. I've always respected Yamaha musical instruments...I grew up playing the PSR 280 keyboard and it's lasted for 20 years.

I wanted something great but I didn't wanna spend a lot of money. This seemed to fit the bill.

So i got it in the mail, and yes, the hype is real. The thing is built cleanly and with precision for this price point. I consider $140 to be ridiculously cheap when I'm buying any instrument other than a Eukelele. So, for this much money, I'd normally expect complete garbage. But what we have hear, I think, is an example of excellent consolidation and streamlining. This guitar has no features meaning: no special top of the line woods, no electronics, no fancy graphics or inlays etc. They put all effort in making a rock solid, decent sounding instrument.

Now, compared to my old Cordoba, it does not have that "wow" factor in terms of tone. But it does have the "goodness this thing is well balance and very playing" factor, couple with the "I only spend $140, this is insane" factor.

So, if you are needing a nylon string to keep around for various projects, gigs, and occasional professional needs, and you are on a budget, get this.

Like wise, if you are wanting something that just grab and play for fun at the office or in the living room, get this.

I'm a professional player, so let me tell you knew guys: a nylon string is a fantastic instrument for a beginner to get started on because it's easy to play, like an electric, and the neck is fat, so it'll help you learn to splay your fingers properly.

Likewise, for a pro or seasoned musician, this guitar is perfect to keep around because it's light weight, easy to play, satisfying to noodle around on, and just feels and sounds great.

As a keys player, i don't play steal string as much as I could, so my fingers aren't always 100% callused up. So this nylon is great to noodle around on, write with, keep handy. But, I also know it usable for recording purposes and live playing purposes when the needs arise for such an instrument.

I feel great about this purchase, and yet again, Yamaha impresses me. Good job team.



ADM Full Size Classical Nylon Strings Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag, E-tuner, Strings, Stand, Student Beginner Kits Review:


This guitar sounds wonderful!!! I did not expect such a high quality item for 100 dollars. There is a discrepancy between the video and the item photos. The video posted with this shows a guitar with brown sides, they are black as shown in the pictures. I am 28 now and have played guitar since 14 and have owned a lot of guitars. This easily has the quality and sound of a 500 or more guitar. It has a truss rod so is adjustable. I'm blown away by how nice the fretboard is, beautifully smooth nice smooth frets, it does not look cheap in the slightest bit. It came with a tuner that does its job and is a nice plus. It also came with a foot stool, that is of a lower quality but again does its job and is worth the addition considering the price of the kit. The capo isn't bad at all either. I expected it to be a cheap very plasticy item, it is plastic but not nastily cheap. The strings are on the guitar I am left handed so I had to switch them around and none broke so I am happy about that. The case I also expected to be cheaper than it was its thin but not like the thin that rips if something brushes it so It can be handled but it could be ripped. The tuners needed to be tightened and the guitar adjusted but that really is a common thing with any guitar, hence the reason you have the ability to do it. All this being said I paid 100 dollars total for this. I would have paid 250. The guitars sound is so beautiful and warm, I really did not expect to get what I got. I could not be happier with the purchase and would HIGHLY HIGHLY yes two times, recommend this to anyone. I was picking between an SX CL and a Kona LTSB I have played the Kona already and was seeking a cheap guitar for relearning guitar as I haven't owned one in about a year and had to get rid of the others. I really have owned a lot of guitars. The best acoustic-electric/acoustic/classical guitar I have owned was an Ovation I paid 900 dollars for that guitar, the sound of this guitar literally blows that one out of the park. If you are considering buying a guitar for under 200 this is definitely the ticked. The additions to the kit make it worth even more. Undoubtedly worth 100 dollars! Please get it if you are considering you will not regret it.



Best Choice Products 41in Full Size Beginner Acoustic Cutaway Guitar Set w/Case, Strap, Capo, Strings, Tuner - Black Review:


Honest review:
If you’re an absolute beginner, this is the guitar for you!
There’s absolutely nothing fancy about it. There are swirls on the blue body from the buffing/finishing process, some sloppy glue around the neck, and the littlest string (little or Hi- E, just learned that) was broken when it arrived. The guitar kit came with extra strings, so I replaced the string and it was good to go!
The digital tuner that comes with it wouldn’t function properly, so I purchased a $15 one with great reviews.
It does need fine tuning prior to use and after playing for a while. I played 50 min the other day and it BARELY came out of tune, couple of tweaks to the keys and it was right as rain.

That all being said, I fully endorse this guitar!! I paid $75 for this guitar and $15 for a different digital tuner, and it’s worth every penny!
If you buy a guitar (any instrument really) for under $100 and expect the same craftsmanship as a $400-700 guitar, then YOU are the problem NOT the guitar.
Don’t listen to the haters.

Whether you don’t want spend a fortune on an instrument your kids or grandkids may not stick with, or you’re a 35 yr old learning to play in your spare time like me.. I fully endorse this beginner guitar!!!! Assuming I continue to get better, I will be upgrading to a better guitar eventually. This one will do well for the foreseeable future.



Best Choice Products 41in Full Size Beginner Acoustic Cutaway Guitar Kit Set w/Padded Case, Strap, Capo, Extra Strings, Digital Tuner (Sunburst) Review:


Are you looking for an entry level guitar at an amazing price? Well, then this is the guitar for you. I have been playing guitar for 15 years and have had many guitars from really cheap to really expensive. I think that they have really stepped up their game in making these entry level guitars sound so rich. I bought this guitar for my son and was tempted to keep it for myself because it has a great full body sound. If your'e looking for a Gibson, you are going to pay a Gibson price but if you are thinking about learning the guitar and are not ready to take the plunge into such an investment then I recommend this guitar.



ADM Beginner Classical Guitar 30 Inch Steel Strings Natural Bundle Kit with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks Review:


This 30 inch guitar ADM 30 Inch Beginner Acoustic/Classical Guitar with Carrying Bag & Accessories, Black Gloss is perfect for beginners. My 16 year old son knows how to play and my 7 year old nephew wants to take lessons. My Nephews birthday is in September. I got this for his birthday gift. My 16 year old got it out of the box to check it out for defects and to tune it for my nephew. It is a very nice classic guitar. We were impressed with everything it comes with. There won't be a need to purchase any thing extra because it was all included, which is fantastic! It's smaller size will make it much easier for my 7 year old nephew to maneuver and play. The sound is good and it is made of great quality materials and is made with pride, considering that they give you a warranty they are confident in the construction of the product they make. This is my honest opinion, I would recommend it to a friend and I would buy it again. If you found this review helpful please mark below, thanks!



ADM Beginner Classical Guitar 30 Inch Steel Strings Pink Bundle Kit with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, Strap, and Picks Review:


This 30 inch guitar ADM 30 Inch Beginner Acoustic/Classical Guitar with Carrying Bag & Accessories, Black Gloss is perfect for beginners. My 16 year old son knows how to play and my 7 year old nephew wants to take lessons. My Nephews birthday is in September. I got this for his birthday gift. My 16 year old got it out of the box to check it out for defects and to tune it for my nephew. It is a very nice classic guitar. We were impressed with everything it comes with. There won't be a need to purchase any thing extra because it was all included, which is fantastic! It's smaller size will make it much easier for my 7 year old nephew to maneuver and play. The sound is good and it is made of great quality materials and is made with pride, considering that they give you a warranty they are confident in the construction of the product they make. This is my honest opinion, I would recommend it to a friend and I would buy it again. If you found this review helpful please mark below, thanks!