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GUITAR! is this nylon or steel? - fingerstyle?

I found this amazing kid on youtube - is he using nylon or steel strings?(I'm buying my first guitar! helpp)oh and is fingerstyle also possible in steel string guitar? does it hurt?(I might sound really stupid-..)thanks a lot

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The young man in the video is using a steel string guitar. Steel string guitars can be played fingerstyle or with a pick. Classical guitars use nylon strings and are only played fingerstyle. Classical guitars are used almost exclusively for playing classical music. If you're not interested in playing classical music then it's the wrong guitar for you. Steel string guitars can be used for a wide range of musical styles from pop to rock to folk to bluegrass to country, and more. Don't worry about pain - your fingers will hurt at first with either nylon or steel strings but that passes quickly. Buy the guitar that's most appropriate for the music you want to play.
Sep 27, 2017
In that video, he is using a steel-string acoustic guitar. However, when choosing between a nylon string guitar and a steel string guitar, you must consider a few things. Steel-string guitars are more painful in the beginning for the fretting hand, but that means you'll have more strength in your fingers faster. Nylon-string guitars are easier on the fingers and sound much smoother and calmer than steel-string guitars. Also, nylon-string guitars have a wider neck and that neck meets the body at the twelfth fret, while most steel-string guitars have a thinner neck that meets the body at the fourteenth fret. Have fun with your first guitar! :)
Sep 27, 2017
Once you LEARN how to play a guitar.. you will know just how stupid that question sounded. CLASSICAL guitars use NYLON STRINGS and ACOUSTIC guitars use STEEL STRINGS and either type of string will make your fingers sore until you get some ca louses on them
Sep 27, 2017
Lol that's sung ha jung. You can play with both types but it is easier to start off learning in nylon.
Sep 27, 2017

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