#1
I always kind of assumed classical guitars would be smaller, but then again, there are also classical guitars that are HUGE. So I was just wondering if the classical guitars I've seen and played have been 3/4 scale length, or if they are just smaller in general.
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#2
generally classical guitars have smaller bodies than dreads

steel string acoustics have a wide range of body sizes, im sure classical do too but they arent as popular

classical generally has a 2 inch nut and is generally 25.5 inch scale

steel string is usually 1 11/16 inch or 1 3/4 inch nut, scale ranges too but 25.5 and 24.75 are the most popular
#3
The "Folk" body size for steel-string acoustics is practically identical to a standard classical guitar, the only differences being strings, bridge, peghead, construction, materials, nut width...scale length...I could go on forever.
#4
I guess specifically speaking, are the frets smaller? Will I be able to play larger stretches easier on a classical, or should I get a 3/4?
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#5
They should be the same, although they may appear thinner due to the wider neck on a classical. Either would do, and a classical may give you a cleaner sound since you won't have to press down so hard to get a clear note in a long stretch.