So we now have a new range of Classical Guitars coming in the shape of the 3rd Avenue STX20. Aimed at the new starter, I managed to get my hands on one as soon as they were in. Just to have a check over and a quick play of course.

Guitar

Setting up the guitar…

First thing on taking the guitar out the box was to get tuning it up. Firstly, I was very impressed with the tuning pegs, geared machine heads and tuning up was hassle free and easy.  After a couple of tune ups, the guitar held its tune and was able to give it a proper road test.

How was the action?

The action on the guitar was at the correct level, meaning it wasn’t difficult for me to press down different chord shapes on the fretboard. With many budget guitars, this can be the make or break feature, however the 3rd Avenue definitely holds its own.

The tone?

Tone wise, it offers a crisp and clear sounds that you’d expect of a classical guitar. Meaning that you will also get a nice sound out of the instrument. Despite hitting a few wrong notes when you get started.

Classical Guitar

Added Extras?

Coming with a bag as well, this is a great advantage for anyone who’s travelling to and from lessons and school. The accessory pocket means you can pop your picks (which you will lose along the way) capo and sheets of music. Also, you’ve got a strap  button which is a nice bonus, so you can use a strap with this if you wanted to.

Verdict?

Overall, it’s a great budget guitar aimed at the beginner. Offering everything you’d want in a classical guitar to set you on the road of the music journey.  I challenge you to find another guitar that offers the same features for the price of £32.99.

About the author

After gaining a degree in Music from the University of Derby in 2014, Dan has worked in Music Education in both the UK and Netherlands. A guitarist by trade, Dan continues to perform with his band and other various musicians around the West Midlands.

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