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Classical guitars are ideal for beginners. The nylon strings on a classical guitar are much kinder to fingers than acoustic guitars and ensure you don’t get put off at the first hurdle. When choosing a guitar for beginners, I would recommend looking at a price range of between £50 and £60 (for a full size version) and up to £100 for a solid wood top.

3. -  XF Classical Guitars

The XF Series is our most popular classical guitar. They are favoured within the Education Sector; with Schools and Music Services purchasing them for whole class tuition. The XF Series are robustly built, hold their tuning very well and most importantly are extremely durable. This, along with being well priced make the classical guitars great value for money. Not only that, but they come with a bag, capo and plectrum, giving you everything you need to start playing.

2. - Valencia Classical Guitars

Similar to the XF Guitars, the Valencia Student Series is very popular within Education and has been a go to for many years; building itself an outstanding reputation. Recently the Valencia Series has had a bit of a makeover, with better quality woods being used (basswood top, back and sides, rather than laminated), giving it a nicer sounding tone. As a result, the finish on this guitar is very nice and the overall quality is perfect for a beginner. Due to the xf Guitar offering better value for money, the Valencia has been bumped to number 2 on the list, but that isn't to take anything away from the Valencia. 

1. - 3rd Avenue Classical Guitar

If you are on a budget or are purchsing with an unsure mindset of whether the guitar is the right chioce then the 3rd Avenue Classical Guitar is a great choice. This guitar is well made and has a good intoation as well as holding its tuning, offering a great value for money. They are available in a variety of sizes and colours, as well as coming in handy packs, giving you everything you need to start learning, which makes them ideal for children.