I want to learn to play classical guitar on electric guitar?

I want to learn to play the electric guitar and classical guitar at the same time, but can only afford one guitar, so I’m buying an electric guitar. Which electric guitar would be best to learn classical guitar one?

Chosen Answer:

Any are fine but you are mixing two totally different skills. The electric guitar is also thinner than the classical so your sitting position is totally different. It might make it very hard for a beginner.

Having said that, I guess you can switch later with some practice.

Guitar is HARD. VERY HARD. You might give up after a few months. Just getting you prepared so you DON’T give up.

I have a Roland amplifier for my electric guitar (a Stratocaster) and the Roland (cheap, under 0) has a setting where you can have it simulate an acoustic guitar. Gimmicky but you get less of the electric sound and can practice your “classical” tunes.

GOOD LUCK!
by: Zipfly
on: 30th October 09

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4 Responses to I want to learn to play classical guitar on electric guitar?

  1. old know all says:

    Gibson Les Paul

  2. Zipfly says:

    Any are fine but you are mixing two totally different skills. The electric guitar is also thinner than the classical so your sitting position is totally different. It might make it very hard for a beginner.

    Having said that, I guess you can switch later with some practice.

    Guitar is HARD. VERY HARD. You might give up after a few months. Just getting you prepared so you DON’T give up.

    I have a Roland amplifier for my electric guitar (a Stratocaster) and the Roland (cheap, under $100) has a setting where you can have it simulate an acoustic guitar. Gimmicky but you get less of the electric sound and can practice your “classical” tunes.

    GOOD LUCK!

  3. aj says:

    You can get secondhand classical guitars very cheaply, I’ve even been given them in the past. Look around carboot sales, jumble sales, charity shops for good deals.

    Ask friends.. many people have nylon strung guitars in their houses that they don’t play and will sell you them for £20 or less.
    A new set of strings and away you go.

    You only want it to learn on so it doesn’t need to be a £1000 instrument.

    Learning on a ‘proper’ instrument is so much better, the spacing of the strings is very tight on an electric and you will find classical technique doesn’t really lend itself so well to electric guitar and steel strings lack the mellow tone required.

  4. David says:

    in the begin is better classical guitar and then an electric, you can to buy a fender squier like this
    http://www.andysmusiconline.com/products/fender-0310001.html
    http://www.andysmusiconline.com/products/fender-0310600.html the second one is better for the begin
    never buy a yamaha

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