Best classical guitar brands 2018

Today we will talk about the best classical guitar brands on the market. We narrowed it down to the top 5 best classical guitar brands in our experiences. You can also refer this to a nylon string or Spanish guitar. The shape, construction, and material vary so quality of material is an important deliberation. Soundboards of cedar or spruce tend to have the best sound. You can also see the top classical guitars overall here.

Today’s market can be really confusing. New brands are popping up every year. We’ve analyzed the top brands on the market and have filtered out the good ones from the bad ones so that you can judge the one for you. We are providing the top five best classical guitar brands to keep it short. We discuss the build quality. We discuss the brands history and what makes them great. We discuss some of the materials they use. We compared the brands directly to each other so you can get a general idea on them. We also talked about them separately and in detail. With all that being said lets get the show on the road. Remember the best way to become good is starting now and practicing daily, so Grab one today and starting playing! Heres one


Here are the 5 best classical guitar brands in 2018

Cordoba Brand
-Amazing Quality
-Founded in 1997
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Hohner Brand
-Founded in 1857
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Yamaha Brand
-Experienced in multiple areas
-Founded in 1887
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Angel Lopez Brand
-Named after successful artist Angel Lopez
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La Patrie Brand
-Building for over 30 years
-Cedar wood average age 800 years
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1. Cordoba Brand

Cordoba Classical Guitar brand
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The Cordoba tops our list. Córdoba incorporates Founded in 1997 Nylon-string guitars taken beyond tradition. Building on a history of bohemian creativity and craftsmanship. From the traditional to the ground breaking, Córdoba guitars represent the history and hope of guitar making. Cordoba Brand is one of the best selling classical guitar brands on the market. The C7 is a handmade usual nylon-string acoustic and feature a solid Canadian cedar top. A boost from the C5, the C7 is built with Indian rosewood back and sides. It also has a traditional style hand-inlaid wooden rosette and a rosewood binding, bridge and fingerboard. A Cordoba gig bag is sometimes included. Specifications can include a Rosewood bridge and fingerboard, Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ and a Cordoba gig bag. You cant go wrong when you pick a Cordoba.

2. Hohner Brand

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We had to include Hohner in our list because they sell extremely affordable classical guitars. Matthias Hohner who was formerly a clockmaker started making harmonicas in 1857.  Hohner student guitars are a prefered choice for music educators and students worldwide. The HC06 is crafted with a Spruce top and Catalpa back and sides. The full 25 1/2″ scale is designed and recommended for players 13 to adult. Properly cured wood and correct grain direction is crucial to make more stable and reliable guitars. They are equipped with specially designed neck blocks attractive tone and projection. Neck angles optimized for highest playability. Gluing processes redesigned for tight solid seals – no glue gaps or weaknesses. Bridge installation superior for string vibrational transfer to the top for sustain and affluent tone. Internal braces strategically altered to maximize tonal vibration. The Hohner A+ Advantage system has 35+ improvements. Resulting guitars have improved superiority volume playability tonesustain and instrument life. Only Hohner student guitars can claim the attributes of the A+ Advantage system.
Specifications can include back material made of mahogany, fretboard material made up of rosewood with the neck material is made of mahogany. Top material is made of sprouse. With Spruce top Catalpa back and sides. Hohner brand has affordable guitars with great value.

3. Yamaha Brand

Yamaha Classical Guitar
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Yamaha stretched into many diverse businesses and product groups Yamaha has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments. It started manufacturing guitar since 1942. The Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top is one of their best selling classical guitar. In which Yamaha master craftsmen drawing upon the vast knowledge and techniques. The CG series nylon string guitars where developed to bring top level sound quality, performance and playability. The CG192S is flagship cedard top model of the CG-Series classical offer players the highest level of sound quality and cosmetics. Specifications can include a Solid Engelmann Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides. Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard and Rosewood Bridge. Yamaha is a well known respected brand that you cant go wrong with.

4. Angel Lopez Brand

Angel Lopez Classical Guitar
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Angel Lopez is named after the successful artist Angel Lopez. The Angel Lopez is a relatively new brand compared to others. They already have a few guitars on the market. The feedback they have received are fairly positive. The Angel Lopez CF1246 S is a Flamenco Guitar with a solid Spruce Wood top and a natural high shine finish. The body and back are constructed of high quality Cypress wood.
Specifications can include a solid Canadian cedar top, Rosewood bridge and fingerboard. Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ and Cordoba gig bag. Angel Lopez might be a new brand but its getting lots of great reviews.

5. La Patrie Brand

La Patrie classical Guitar brand
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La Patrie guitar line originated from a little luthier shop in 1982 in the village of La Patrie. This village of guitar builders is dedicated to the art & tradition of hand crafting guitars. The La Patrie string of classical guitars consists of eight models including: Presentation, Collection ,Concert, Concert cutawa, Motif, Etude, Hybrid Light Burst, and the Hybrid Black. The Lapatrie assemble features a wide range of models to choose from for all levels of nylon string players. From the compact body of the Motif, the solid wood building of the Collection, to the innovative & modern elements of the Hybrid CW EQ. La Patrie guitars is also a very beautiful guitar. Specifications can include North American made, Radiused fingerboard for added ease and comfort. Pressure tested solid cedar top, double function truss rod, Tusk nut and compensated saddle for better intonation. La Patrie is a smaller brand but you can tell they care. They have amazing quality and it shows.

The best classical guitar is the one you enjoy playing. You can try them all out if you’re lucky enough to have a guitar shop that have all these in stock. Normally you can only find these online. We included links so you can check them out and decide for yourself. Depending on your budget you may be limited a little. All these guitars have served many people so I dont think you will have a problem selecting any of these. If you do have problems you can easily return them for a refund and select another guitar. There are many options to chose from and we only discussed  five brands. Maybe later we can do a top 10 brands. We will update you on when we decide to do something like that. For now we think a top 5 list should be enough for you to decide. What do you think are some of the best classical guitar brands on the market? What brands do you currently have and are planning on getting? Let us know in the comments below. Please let us know what you would like to see next. We strive to give you the best content about the best classical guitars and even strings. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoyed reading this as much as we enjoyed making it.


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