Hi guys

I have a classical guitar so I'm just asking if i can convert it to an acoustic guitar by the replacement of the classical strings with new steel acoustic strings ?

I mean is the difference between them is the strings only ?
classical guitars ARE acoustic guitars and no, they arent built as strongly and as rigidly as a steel string guitar and cant take the tension of steel strings, the more delicate construction is part of what gives classical guitars their different sound.

some more differences are the saddle, which you tie classical (nylon) strings to, as opposed to holding them in place with pins on a steel string. classical guitars also have a wider neck, different tuners, no pickuard, and are made with thinner pieces wood
Last edited by Earplaymusic at Aug 4, 2006,
i saw a busker play a classical with steel strings once. forgot to ask him how he did it... but i dont think it can be done without damaging your guitar.