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The historical significance of the classical guitar is undeniable. From the streets of Barcelona to the canals of Venice, the romantic resonance of these handcrafted beauties can be heard the world over, even in today's modern music scene. Each master craftsman was responsible for creating their own signature sound, which makes choosing a soft stringed guitar such a unique experience in itself. The sound aesthetics of each reflects very different times, settings and locales. You can feel the presence of Francisco Tárrega whenever you play his signature style on a Torres inspired body. The many advances in materials and construction have grown the genre in ways no one ever thought possible with there even being electric options for this primarily acoustic instrument. Durable nylon has replaced tightly hand-woven cord to provide the artist with a smooth sound and echoing notes that are completely customizable. The softly spun nylon makes a lightning fast riff feel as smooth as the shiny wooden vessel you hold on your lap. Top quality soft wood soundboards provide the sonic vibration that is key to the overall sound of a well-made classical guitar. Spruce and cedar top primarily appear in the creation but the plywood and veneer options also offer a signature sound. Each unique fine grain makes the deep-toned bass reverberations fill a room in a different manner, ensuring each guitar offers a totally original auditory experience. The wider fret boards, displayed beautifully on the Taylor Grand Auditorium, facilitates vibrato and the extended echoing of any note you choose. Rosewood is a popular choice as it can handle continuous play and feels soft to the touch. The ferocious plucking of Classical Gas would not sound as elegant if it weren't for a sturdy neck. Wear and tear is welcome in the realm of classical guitars, as the more you play the fuller the sound becomes. They are meant to be loved, cared for and cherished, but most of all plucked and strummed to your heart's content. Inviting this instrument into your home is a sure-fire way to enjoy a consistent flow of musical merriment and the development of technical expertise.
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