#1
If i put acoustic guitar strings on a classical guitar how is it going to sound...should i do it or not?
#2
You... can't really string a classical guitar with steel strings.. you'll do bad things. Plus classical guitar strings are tied on for the most part.. and you can't really do that with steel strings.
#3
Quote by Khann
You... can't really string a classical guitar with steel strings.. you'll do bad things. Plus classical guitar strings are tied on for the most part.. and you can't really do that with steel strings.


You can put them on; thy make ball end nylons strings too. That said, under no circumstances should you do it. You risk destroying the structural integrity of your guitar. DO NOT!
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#4
seriously, don't do it. a classical guitar is not built to withstand the pressure of steel strings. you risk ripping the bridge off or snapping the neck.
#7
Things that can happen if you put steel strings on a classical:
1. Bridge rips off(most common)
2. Top wood warps(Also quite common)
3. Neck snaps(not as common, but very possible)
4. An ugly combination of the 3 above scenarios.

Just don't.
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#8
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If i put acoustic guitar strings on a classical guitar how is it going to sound...should i do it or not?

I may be wrong but i think Willy Nelson has steel strings on a classical.
#9
Willie Nelson's guitar is in fact a steel string guitar, not a classical. His guitar just has an open slotted head like classical guitars.
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#11
It cost me $300 to repair my guitar when I did it and it's never been the same. Spend the money on a good acoustic guitar or go out and run your classical over with a truck it's faster and you don't even have to think about repairing it.
#12
^^ Ouch. Sorry you had to learn the hard way. Thanks for chiming in though, I'm sure you've saved many other guitars from the same fate by telling people what happened to yours.
#13
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Willie Nelson's guitar is in fact a steel string guitar, not a classical. His guitar just has an open slotted head like classical guitars.

Nope, it's a classical. It's a 1969 Martin N-20 nylon string classical guitar, and in quite a few pictures, you can see he uses black-colored nylon strings on the treble. Dead giveaway. Though, he did take a Baldwin pickup out of a guitar that he wrecked and had it put into that one. That's how he came into it. He wanted the Baldwin fixed, and they said it was irreparable, so he asked them for a different classical, but to take the pickup out of the Baldwin and slap it in there.

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#14
Even if you do and it doesn't snap the neck the tension on the strings will be crazy anyway... think the best bet would to be to just buy some nylon strings.
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