The guitar is an essential music instrument without which a song looks incomplete. There are various types of the guitar which can be used to fulfil the music taste of different genres such as rock, pop, jazz, blues, country, and trance. The various guitar types include acoustic, electric, bass and classical. The guitars differ in frequency of sound and type of string used which projects the sound.
Classical guitars are called as such because they produce quite a classic sound which is pleasing and soothing the ears. A classical guitar is also called a nylon string guitar as it uses strings made from nylon which give a soft and mellow sound. The opposite of nylon string is a metal string, but it can be hard on your fingertips when pressing the strings against the fretboard, particularly if you, in the beginning, to learn to play the guitar. On a different note, nylon strings are stress-free on the fingertips, allowing fingerpicking and pressing against the fretboard reasonably simple.
The wooden and polished frame of the classical guitar exudes simple elegance. These guitars are similar to flamenco guitars, and when a person gets a classical guitar, he/she do not find any cutaway, fretboard markers, or strap buttons which are common in steel string guitars. The inner bracing and top thickness are also different between nylon string and steel string guitars. The top part or portion of nylon string guitars is compact with a small framework and flexible inner braces. The steel-string guitars have thick tops with larger and hard braces. But both the guitars and solidly built to hold the strings at the pitch and have that flexibility to vibrate when the strings are played or plucked.
The treble strings in classical and flamenco music are made mostly from nylon, carbon fibre, or titanium which is a variation of nylon. The bass strings have stranded nylon cores are wound with copper wire with either silver or gold plating. The various coatings each produce a distinctive string sound. The softer materials used produce a mellow sound whereas hard material gives a brighter sound. The silver strings give a very full and clear sound.
A nylon string guitar is known to produce a balanced, soothing and rich sound which is soothing to the ears. The nylon strings are not as loud or strong as other types of strings, but still, the guitar can be played to a small audience or for practising. The classical guitars are also economical and inexpensive when compared with acoustic or electric guitars
The various Basses and Treble of classical guitars
Silver-plated Copper bass provides a classical guitar tone. The 80/20 bronze is one of the bass types which has 80% copper and 20% zinc and preferred by some guitar players for its simplicity and projection of sound.
Clear nylon is the standard for classical strings and playing it with the fingertips is easy. Black nylon is suited for a soft and mellow tone. Titanium material is also used for treble for a smooth feel and brighter tone as compared to clear nylon material.