Classical guitar

Classical guitar (classic guitar (US english), spanish guitar, or prime guitar, modern guitar).


  • scale length of 650mm (25.6“), usually.
  • The top 3 strings are monofilament nylon. The bottom 3 are wound.


Sheet music

  • International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP). IMSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.

History of the guitar

  • Guitarra Magazine Guitar History - series of articles.
  • Early Romantic Guitar - Comprehensive site on early romantic composers, guitars, and current artists - artists who specialize in that time period and style today. The site contains a very good gallery of with photos of dated “pre-Torres” instruments from 1779 to 1915. The target audience is the guitarist who wants to learn more about this genre, but does not have much information or access to instruments - perhaps being exposed to it for the first time.
  • Classical Guitar Illustrated History - a single page on the history of the guitar from its babylonian origin to the 20th century, by François Faucher sy