a good Nylon guitar!

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by allen sebastian, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. allen sebastian

    allen sebastian reverbnation.com/nissi

    hey guys, i'm thinking of buying a Nylon Guitar under 10k! no idea how to buy them, guys with any suggestions on brand, make, etc?
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Why can't we put nylon strings on the normal acoustic guitar?
    I can understand the opposite not being advised because of higher tensions encountered in steel/bronze strings.

    And that might distort the guitar meant for nylons.

    But the other way round shouldn't hurt.

    Try for once! The only thing that might suck is the tone. But we cannot determine that unless we put it on.
  3. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    there is alhambra
  4. allen sebastian

    allen sebastian reverbnation.com/nissi

    alpha1! i had this doubt but haven't tried once., will do it! :)
    guitarplayer729 thanks man i'm checking it! :)
  5. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Difference: IIRC, Classical guitars have a flat fretboard as opposed to curved ones on acoustics. Also the string spacing is wider in classical to allow easier play with finger picked styles.

    Compatibility: Nylon Strings stretch very easy. So i guess the gearing on a acoustic guitar tuner can easily overstretch it as you'll feel very less resistance while tuning it. Also, nylon strings are actually thicker than steels. So check if the tuning key holes are large enough. Worse, the nut slots may not be wide enough so you'll have to file them wider. And obviously, fatter strings on a thin bridge leaves less gap between strings at the nut.
    And then again, Most acoustic strings form an angle when it passes over the saddle so that the increased tension lets more energy go to the vibrating body for more volume. Classical saddles are usually straight because nylon is a lot softer than steel and putting it over a wedge could easily cause breakage. Also, nylon strings are usually knotted at the bridge as most classical guitars don't use bridge pins.

    I have tried a few of the Yamaha's and they are pretty good for their price. Visit a Yamaha Music Square if you can. If you are just starting out, take an experienced buddy along...
  6. buster zoso

    buster zoso New Member

    I hope you haven't tried Nylon strings on Steel Strings guitar yet. It is not good for your guitar.

    You know how we change the strings one at the time so that the tension in the neck doesn't get fucked up the same thing applies to putting Nylon Strings on Steel String guitar. The neck would get relieved of the proper tension and rest you can imagine.

    My Advice: Buy a proper Yamaha Nylon String guitar. Although I support experimenting on instrument to produce something new and unique, still following someone else advise, who hasn't done it before, would be pure stupidity.
  7. allen sebastian

    allen sebastian reverbnation.com/nissi

    yeah me to prefer a Nylon Guitar! i'm very new to this! will get one sooN! ;-)
  8. allen sebastian

    allen sebastian reverbnation.com/nissi

    i think this one is m ended up with! :) Ibanez G-5-ECE-AM Classical guitar
  9. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Albertos In Mumbai, Malad had once showed me an awesome classical guitar made at their shop. It was for 15K. Playability was superb. Check with them if u want to get one made.
  10. sDEVs

    sDEVs Inventor

  11. NylonSix

    NylonSix New Member

    If you want a classical guitar under 10k, it's wise to get Yamaha cos' Yamaha makes very good classical guitars. Beginning with the C40, the the C70, C80, all the 3 models are under 10k. The best thing is go along with a classical guitarist when you are buying it. It's all about the sound actually. Sometimes you'll get a C40 that sounds better than 70 or 80 or other way around. The touch of the guitar is very important, you should feel the warmth and freedom of your fingers on the fretboard. As for putting nylon strings on the body of an acoustic steel string guitar, most of the steel strings are ball end whereas nylons aren't, so it's rarely possible for the thing to happen, except in cases where the guitar bridge has a classical guitar bridge like Pluto. But remember to check out the sound quality and the touch of your guitar!
  12. Vader

    Vader New Member

    how does it play as compared to the entry level yamahas?
  13. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    i guess even acoustic guitars have flat tops except the older archtop guitars...if you are willing to play western classical music then cutaway is not necessary...well usually the truss rod has the tendency to pull the guitars neck in backward direction which is counterpulled by the strings and hence the neck stays in its proper position so nylon strings which will produce less force than steel strings ...will warp the guitars neck in backward direction...well i hope you know the sitting posture for playing classical guitar...putting your guitar over your left leg instead of putting it over the right one(if you are a right handed player) and then using a foot elevation pedal to elevate your left leg and use your nails and not picks...(traditional way of playing classical guitars)
  14. sDEVs

    sDEVs Inventor

    My Yamaha C40 is now 1 year old, but it is still mellow & sweet. it is not loud... But the soft & warm sound really is very nice. And sounds like glass when i use my nails over the nylon strings. But comparatively it has become bit dull in it's sound now...
  15. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    ^ how much does a new Yamaha C40 costs? Is it still in production?
  16. Vader

    Vader New Member

    not sure c 45 is around 5.7k
  17. sDEVs

    sDEVs Inventor

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