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.