#1
I mainly play electric guitar, but ive also been wanting to learn fingerpicking kinda classical guitar. I really think its cool how they play the rhythm and melody at the same times omg. Anyway i might get a book on its but ive got an Alvarez acoustic. my first ever guitar. and i see people using classical guitars with i think its called nylon strings? so i was wondering if i could play that sort of stuff on a regular acoustic or if i could like string it with nylon strings and get the same affect.
#2
The difference is nylons give you different sound, last longer, and look different. You could play it with a steelstring, it just won't sound as mellow (i think) as nylons.
#3
ooo well a regualar acoustic would need a bridge change because they usually have those pins that keep the ball end down on regualar strings nylons dont have ends u tie em around the bridge of a classical guitar then tie em up at the headstock u would probably have to rig your acoustic with a classical bridge or jus get a classical lol idk bro
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#5
If you want to put nylon strings on a steel string acoustic it will soud like crap. The soundboard, back and side woods are a lot thicker on a steel string guitars. It will sound like dog ****.
#6
well a regualar acoustic would need a bridge change because they usually have those pins that keep the ball end down on regualar strings nylons dont have ends u tie em around the bridge of a classical guitar


Just fyi, ball end nylon strings do exist.

Theoretically it can be done if you widen your nut slots but it will sound terrible. Dont even bother.
#8
^ Yup.

Get another guitar, you can get a nylon strung one for pretty much nothing in the states
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#9
your best bet is to get a classical, you can get a decent sounding one at a local guitar shop for around 50 bucks...at least here where i live
#10
you can just practice fingerpicking on your steelstring guitar. thats what i do, and sometimes i even prefer the sound i get from the steel string over the classical.
#11
Quote by Tyrion
you can just practice fingerpicking on your steelstring guitar. thats what i do, and sometimes i even prefer the sound i get from the steel string over the classical.


especially if your a fan of Dee from Randy Rhodes its done on both in the recording i been doin classical so much i dont usually grab a pick at 1st ill play with my fingers on my electrics im so use to it i guess
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