The Best Guitar for Getting Started
A great choice for beginning musicians or experienced players who like having a small travel guitar, the MC-1 3/4 Nylon is a classical guitar that will help people start playing and keep playing. Nylon strings are perfect for beginners, who are often turned off by the sharp initial discomfort of steel strings, and with a smaller nylon-string guitar like the MC-1, it's much easier to practice without finger pain. Even with its small size and small price, the MC-1 is a well-made guitar with good tone and solid intonation that exceed the expectations of most student-level instruments and a gig bag for easy transport is included.
- Nylon-string 3/4-size body style
- Satin-finish agathis top with fan bracing, sapele back and sides
- Satin-finish nato neck with 18-fret fingerboard
- Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
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.
The smooth sheen and silken feel of a satin finish impart a classic air of stylish elegance to any acoustic instrument. For a refined look and comfortable fretting-hand feel, a satin finish makes for a smoothly satisfying playing experience.
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.