Acoustic guitars come in two types: classical or nylon-string and steel-string.
For classical acoustic guitars, all six strings are made of nylon, but the first three strings are wrapped in wire. These guitars have low string tension and a wide fretboard, making it easier to play. Since you won’t need to press hard when playing notes and chords, your fingers are less likely to get hurt.
Although everyone learning the guitar has to get past the stage of having sore fingers, using classical guitars makes the journey easier.
When it comes to steel-string guitars, these require more pressure with your fingers. You can still choose this option though even if you are just a beginner.
If you plan to use steel-string guitars, a good teacher can give you a proper introduction to this type of guitar. They can also teach you how to build your finger strength.
Nylon-string acoustic guitars produce a soft, mellow tone, making these the primary choice for classical music. It’s also used for other genres like folk, pop, jazz, and flamenco.
Steel-string acoustic guitars, on the other hand, have a brighter tone. They’re popular for blues, country, bluegrass, and more.
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