Classical guitars are always a good choice for beginners as opposed to traditional steel-string guitars because the nylon strings are soft on the fingers which leads to longer practice time and the greater nut width allows more space between the strings to place one’s fingers in the appropriate spots. This guitar felt very comparable to a much higher priced classical in terms of its playability, but it obviously lacks the volume and responsiveness of a guitar built with better quality woods and more attention to detail on the bracing. The important point is that this guitar is not going to derail one’s technical development in any way, it feels great, no intonation issues whatsoever and overall sound quality was fairly decent.
- Spruce top
- Catalpa back & sides
- Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
The Heritage 10 Series features one of the most popular, desirable and toneful back and side woods, mahogany. This series also features solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce or solid Cedar tops, Quarter sawn scalloped bracing and Rosewood capped headstock. A pro … Read More
A steel-string with plenty of brightness and shimmer, there is plenty comfort to this Washburn’s slightly smaller body as well as the smoothness and easiness of the neck when moving around or playing challenging chords. This is an affordable guitar that plays very easy, looks great and sounds quite decent overall. It features the very popular and resonant wood combination of mahogany on the body and Alaskan Sitka Spruce for the top. This was a fun guitar to play, especially for soft, finger picking which brings out the sweetness of its tone. This would be a great fit for a smaller-sized person who may find bigger-bodied guitars a bit too cumbersome.
Top: Alaskan Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Fretboard and bridge: Rosewood