A budget-friendly way to get into classical guitar, with all the right accessories.
A classical guitar differs from a steel-string acoustic in a number of ways. Most important for beginning players, classical guitars use nylon strings, which are easier on the fingers and produce beautiful tone. With the FC-100 Classical Guitar Pack, everything you need to affordably start playing guitar is included. You get a Fender classical guitar featuring a resonant spruce top with traditional fan bracing that projects sound nicely, and mahogany back and sides. The FC-100 Classical Pack also includes accessories that ensure a great start to playing guitar, including a gig bag for easy transport, an electronic tuner, picks and a spare set of nylon strings.
Traditional Classical Fan Bracing
Classical guitars typically have thinner tops and lighter bracing than steel-string guitars, with a bracing pattern that “fans” out from the soundhole toward the bottom of the guitar. This fan-like placement of the individual braces makes an important contribution to the rich nylon-string classical tone that guitarists and listeners have loved for ages.
Spruce is the standard modern tonewood for fashioning the tops of acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments—few woods can beat its strength, brightness and dynamic range, and it responds well to any acoustic playing style, from hard strumming to fast flatpicking to delicate fingerpicking.
Rosewood Bridge and Fingerboard
With a pleasingly dark look, solid strength, smooth feel and excellent tonal quality, rosewood is a longtime standard for crafting quality acoustic instrument bridges and fingerboards, from the mightiest jumbo guitar to the most diminutive ukulele.