String musical instruments like classical guitars, violins, banjolins etc. require proper tuning in order for them to produce the highest quality sound. Tuning a classical guitar demands plenty of practice and patience from a guitarist, which not only takes time but also needs the use of accessories like classical guitar tuners. There exists many methods of tuning a classical guitar. The best methods is to use classical guitar tuners. Additionally, there are electronic classical guitar tuners and online guitar tuning services. It is always recommended to use the classical guitar tuners electronic or non-electronic as opposed to other alternatives because they guarantee the guitar being tuned effectively.

 

It is possible to tune the strings of a classical guitar to be in harmony with each other, but still they could be out of sync with the rest of the musical universe. The guitarist needs what is referred to as a reference note to start the tuning. When the guitar is tuned to that reference note, the guitarist can easily tune the other strings of the guitar. A tuning fork, which has a preset pitch can be used as a source of a reference note. For instance, in the musical note spectrum note A also known as the concert pitch, can be generated with a 440Hz tuning fork. In the simplest form of guitar tuning process, the guitarist first listens to the harmonic of the tuning fork, then he tries to play the same note on the guitar. When the note played on the guitar matches with the note of the tuning fork, it is said that the guitar is tuned to that particular note. Following the first correct tuning, the remaining strings can be tuned with the use of classical guitar tuners.

 

Electronic classical guitar tuners are very much easier to use than the non-electronic counterpart. In that electronic classical guitar tuners give better feedback to the guitarist with respect to the tuning accuracy of a particular note. Electronic tuners indicate the pitch generated by playing a given musical note and also the approximation to the actual note. Depending on the feedback, the guitarist can adjust the tuning keys of the guitar to achieve the correct pitch for the note played.

 

When tuning brand new guitar strings it is important to tune it pass the correct pitch and adjust the tuning keys so that the pitch falls back to the proper level. This method allows the new string to stretch, thus avoiding it going out of pitch quickly.

 

Guitar tuners are available in the market in various price ranges. Non-electronic classical guitar tuners can be purchased at prices in the range of 20 USD to 90 USD. Electronic classical guitar tuners are relatively cheap. They are being sold at prices ranging from 10 USD to 30 USD. Some of the popular brand names of electronic classical guitar tuners are, Korg, Qwik Tune and Yamaha.

 

The classical guitar sometimes called the "Spanish Guitar" is a type of acoustic guitar. Traditional models contain six nylon strings which distinguish them from other acoustic guitars which have steel strings. Classical guitars originated in Spain during the 15th century. The classical guitar has been popular throughout the Baroque, Romantic and Renaissance periods. Classical guitars preserved from early times have been highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors who fervently collect these classical guitars. With a rich history spanning centuries vintage classical guitars have become increasingly valuable. Ramirez, Gibson, Martin, and Alvarez are recognized brands of classical guitars although not all guitars have a brand name attached to them.

 

Classical guitars consist of a body, neck and a headstock. Typically, the top or face of the guitar is made of spruce wood while the sides are made of other woods such as maple and rosewood. The face of the guitar contains a sound-hole, which acts as a resonator. The fret board is attached to the neck of the guitar and the headstock, which connects the strings to the tuners, is located on the top of the neck. The six strings are made of nylon. The three high strings (treble strings) are made entirely of nylon while the three lower strings (bass strings) consist of nylon wound with metal. The strings are plucked by hand, not by pick.

 

If a person has highly trained ears, he can recognize the different pitches and reproduce them when tuning a guitar. Another musical instrument such as piano may also be used as a fixed tuner. A classical guitar tuner is the most accurate way of tuning a classical guitar. A classical guitar tuner is an electronic device that helps to measure the frequency of a note played on a guitar. These instruments have a microphone that detects any notes played. The frequency of a sound wave is the number of wave peaks that pass through a static point within a fixed time. There are a range of different tunings for classical guitars. The most widely used is the standard tuning of e-g-b-d-A-E. Each of these notes has a specific frequency associated with it and this frequency can be detected and identified by the classical guitar tuner. The classical guitar tuner records this sound and uses the standard tuning frequencies as reference for tuning the actual guitar using the inbuilt tuners. A tuning fork is generally used in conjunction with the classical guitar tuner. Some classical guitar tuners work by producing the specific note, which can be used to tune the guitar by ear.

 

Almost all guitar dealerships sell classical guitar tuners. Commonly used classical guitar tuners include Seiko, Gilbert, Matrix and Korg. Classical guitar tuner prices range from $20 to $100. However, it is an essential piece of equipment regardless whether or not you are a professional guitarist.