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Classical guitar

A Classical guitar is a Musical instrument from the guitar family. Also called Spanish guitar.

The classical guitar is distinguished by a number of features.

Classical guitars can be equipped with an electronic pickup, which is sometimes used by performers in noisy environments. Either a piezoelectric pickup is placed under the bridge, or a microphone is suspended within the body.

The heyday of the classical guitar repertoire lies in the 19th century. Some guitar composers are:

Because of the relative scarcity of pieces, guitarists often play transcriptions of music originally written for other instruments. Lute transcriptions from the baroque era are common, because the fingering of the lute is similar.

Classical guitar players: