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Old 01-01-2021, 07:42 AM
pieterh pieterh is offline
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I have an old beginner Landola classical that I rescued from a container. It needed a new saddle and new tuners.

As you and others have said, it’s a different tonal palette and a different feel. That said, classical technique is always worth working on as it will cross over and benefit steel string playing. I go back every now and then and work through some Carcassi études - the wider string spacing becomes obvious when doing some of the exercises!

I’d say go for it and see how it goes. If your budget stretches to it go for one of the modern takes on the nylon, like Taylor or Furch, where the difference in fingerboard width isn’t as extreme as a “regular” classical. At some point I want to get one of these to add to my collection. The Landola is ok to practice on but not much else.
Gibson ES-335 Studio 2016; Furch OM34sr 2015; Fender MiJ Geddy Lee Jazz bass, 2009; Taylor 414CE 2005; Guild D35 NT 1976; Fender MIM Classic 60s Tele 2008; Fender US Standard Strat 1992; G&L ASAT classic hollowbody 2005; Ibanez RG350MDX 2010(?); Ibanez Musician fretless, 1980s; Seymour Duncan Tube 84-40; Vox AC4TV;

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