#1
I'm looking for a nice Yamaha Classical Guitar under $2000. I've been playing an acoustic yamaha gig pack guitar for a few years, and while it sucks, I still enjoy playing it. I've found myself going for all the finger picking songs, and realized I love playing classical. But these steel strings are pretty harsh, and switching to nylon still doesn't give the guitar good sound.

I have an opportunity to get a pretty good deal on any Yamaha guitar, so I was wondering what suggestions people have on classical yamaha's? I'm thinking around the $1800 range would be good. Some may say, woah why so much so fast? Well I've been playing for a long time now, I'm sure I want to get seriously into guitar for sure.

I will take your suggestions and visit guitar center after work today

Thanks!
#2
If you're going to spend around 2 grand on a classical, you shouldnt go with yamaha. Takamine has some incredibly nice higher-end steel strings, and classicals I'm sure.

Like this one

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-TC132SC-AcousticElectric-Nylon-String-Guitar?sku=516294

And hey, that 700 bucks you have left over, maybe you should buy this

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Acoustasonic-SFX-II-Acoustic-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=480724

and You're set.
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#3
Well, I'm getting a really good deal on Yamaha as a gift. So I was thinking of the Grand Concert series. Maybe I can sell it if I don't like it so much =/
#4
Takamine classical guitars? That's not a good alternative to Yamaha. The Yamaha Grand Concert series is DECENT though not exactly good.

Get a Spanish Brand Like Alhambra, Esteve or Almansa.
#5
For that kind of money, I personally recommend the Yairi division of Alvarez's classical guitars, in addition to the brands that imLoUsY has mentioned.
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#6
Thanks for the recommendations! I'll goto another bigger Guitar Center to see if they have any to demo them.