When the sound your guitar produces seems to be wrong, the first thing you must do is change its pair of pickups. These transducer devices capture vibrations produced by the instrument that will in turn control the quality of the sound directly. This is indeed very true in the case of classical guitars, because the sound is produced wholly by the strings and the quality of the other physical components of the device. Thus, having thorough knowledge about what to look for when selecting classical guitar pickups, is essential.


First and foremost, you need to be able to distinguish between the different types of classical guitar pickups available in order to select the perfect one that will both help you play easily and establish the musical style of your choice. Magnetic pickups that are made of permanent magnets wrapped with layers of copper wires are one of the most common types of classical guitar pickups used. This type of classical guitar pickups is usually attached to the body of the instrument with the aid of a bridge. The vibrations of the strings produce a magnetic flux that can be amplified or recorded via cable wires. However, the output of magnetic classical guitar pickups is comparatively lower. The resonance of the strings produces a pickup with a high tonal quality and thus, it is ideal for a person looking for ease, simplicity and clarity with regard his instrument. In brief, magnetic classical guitar pickups are a widely sought after choice among students. They are also cheaper than the rest of the varieties in the guitar family and are quite hardy. Therefore, strumming a classical guitar with a magnetic pickup without much practice is not that big a deal.


There are also humbuckers and Piezoelectrics. These may make a beginner feel like a rat in a maze because learning with them can be quite confusing. However, once the player gets the hang of his tune, using humbuckers and piezoelectric or multi transducer classical guitar pickups will enable him to produce complicated tunes. In the world of music however, classical guitar pickups are categorized as follows;

� Single coil

� Humbuckers

� Acoustic varieties


Magnetic classical guitar pickups fall under the first category where just a single coil is used to produce vintage sounds. Humbuckers were introduced as a solution to the notable hum, single coiled classical guitar pickups produce. They produce very strong sounds and are thus ideal to play heavy blues or loud metals. There is a wide range of pickups to choose from when it comes to humbuckers. Acoustic varieties of classical guitar pickups however, do not leave much of a choice to the instrumentalist. They mainly increase the sound and do not do much with the quality of the tone. The type of classical guitar pickups depends almost entirely on the choice and skill of the player. They help the player to create his personal caliber in music in whichever way he pleases.


You invest a lot of money and effort in a classical guitar. You learn how to play it and to keep it in good condition. It can be pretty depressing when the beloved instrument gets damaged and you're unable to use it any more. This is one good reason for you to get a good classical guitar gig bag.


Some people hesitate to spend a lot on their guitar cases. It's certainly unnecessary to spend all the money you've got in order to buy a classical guitar case. However, a good classical guitar gig bag could make it possible for you to use the guitar for a longer time so such a bag could end up actually saving you some money.


Some people prefer hard cases and advice other people against buying classical guitar gig bags. What they tend to overlook is the simple fact that carrying around the hard case all the time is no easy task. Some of these cases are pretty heavy. In addition to that a classical guitar gig bag wouldn't cost you as much as hard case. Some of these cases are quite expensive. You may end up paying around $150 for one. On the other hand, you will be probably able to get a classical guitar gig bag of good quality for less than $70.


There is no doubt that there are certain advantages of using hard cases. These cases will offer better protection in case of an accident and could protect the guitar better from humidity etc. You should consider all these things before deciding on whether or not a classical guitar gig bag would suit you.


What should you look for when buying such a bag? Make sure that the size of the case is right or otherwise a bigger classical guitar gig bag could cause quite a lot of problems for you. Make sure the stitching is good and that the bag is strong. If you hang it when it's not being used it would be an advantage. The bag that you purchase should have the necessary amount of pockets. One of the biggest advantages of having a classical guitar gig bag is that you have these extra pockets. Make sure that the zipper is fine too. You don't want one that is always getting stuck. Many people forget that the material is quite important as well. A classical guitar gig bag should be made of some durable and tough material.


Some people take this a step further and don't just try to find a good case for their classical guitar. They want one that matches the guitar perfectly and they want the case to look very impressive too. If you can afford to spend a few extra bucks then maybe you should think about getting such a classical guitar gig bag. However, don't forget the most basic stuff of all and keep in mind what the bag is for when you're buying one.