Hey guys, so during my trip to Iraq I had the chance to play with some really great classical guitar players. This made me really interested in picking up the instrument and learning my self.
What i did notice are the necks are HUGE and the amount of playable frets stops at around 12. I am looking into buying my own guitar, but I really know little about what’s out there.
In essence I want something that is really similar to my Ibanez electrics (if there is something that exists like that?)
Are there classical guitars with 24 frets (or more that 18), deep cutaways / thin necks? Thanks for the help!
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In classical you rarely need to go above the 15th fret. If you do, it's not hard to lift that wrist
I play a Lucida, but mine is from the old series that was made in Spain before everything went to China. They are very solid guitars. My professor recommended them and Takamine. Ibanez does make classical guitars but I have no experience with them.
As for the neck, some builds are thinner than others (certain Yamahas for example). Takamine offers a 24 fret classical cutaway. But why use a cutaway on a classical? You mess up the butterfly and essentially castrate your guitar...imho.
Personally, I find the c necks actually help keep my hand positioned properly/higher over the strings.