#1
I have a classic guitar (overall wider neck, neck doesnt get narrower as it goes up..) that I practice with at home (but it's got the same strings as an acoustic) but im actually learning acoustic (I use my teacher's when im learning). Somehow, i didnt realize that I was using different guitars.

Everything's fine except that the space between the strings and the fret sizes are very slightly different (it looks like very little difference to the eyes, but it feels different). do you think i will develop a bad habit from practicing on the classic (isnt it important that i learn the right habits when im still in the learning phase) or am I overeacting (will my lefthand muscles be smart enough to adapt to the difference at will?)? I'm really at a dilemma since i dont want to spend the money to get an acoustic (i thought about trading or selling the one I have, but i think the demand for it would be pretty low and it's not a very good one anyway), but i dont want this to make a problem later on...../
#2
I think if anything learning classical on a classical is probably the best way of learning guitar.
#3
Surely it will help you with your reach and the like which is a good thing, right? I mean if you can play a bar-chord on a classical, from your description, it should be harder. Therefore, once you've mastered it on that, it'll make it easier on other guitars. I mean I started off playing an acoustic (which I bought for 40 quid) and then moved to electric. Electric was then much easier because I could play all the chords a lot easier on electric. Plus, electric is more fun for me now anyway.

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#5
can i ask one thing? did i describe an actual classical guitar, or did i make a mistake? the only difference i saw, as I said is the wider neck that doesnt get narrower at the top and the tuners ( the head has holes where the strings are wound), and maybe a slightly smaller body but that i just think is my feeling, im not sure if actually is smaller...but anyway, i do have a classical guitar right?
#7
so do you think that it's okay, or should i go around looking for an acoustic....i feel uncomfortable holding my guitar now...i dont know how i didnt realize it this whole time....
#8
...stop being a puss about it...

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#9
protip: Classical guitars are acoustic guitars
protip: Steel strings on a classic made for nylons can damage it.
protip: you can practice for acoustic on an electric, it really doesn't matter, as long as you're playing.
#10
You'll be fine. A lot of beginners play classical guitars at first as they are cheap and widely available. I played on one for the first year of learning guitar. Don't worry about it and go practice!

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I think if anything learning classical on a classical is probably the best way of learning guitar.

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Isn't using steel strings really bad for classical guitars?

i believe the answer is
YEAS!

yeah, i wouldn't string my classical with acoustic strings, t'would warp the neck and probably wreck the fretboard, also it would probably be very tight compared to nylon strings
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i believe the answer is
YEAS!

yeah, i wouldn't string my classical with acoustic strings, t'would warp the neck and probably wreck the fretboard, also it would probably be very tight compared to nylon strings


This, or in a worst case the guitar could just straight up implode in your hands under the massive tension.

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