With classical vs. acoustic guitar, there is a difference in both the musical styles you play on them and the feel of their bodies and necks. These instruments also sound different because of the material of the strings used on them. Deciding on whether to play classical or acoustic guitar is very important when you learn to play.
Play the classical guitar with your fingers
The classical guitar is usually performed as a solo instrument where the guitarist plays the rhythm and lead melody at the same time. Classical guitarists use their fingers to pluck individual strings. Classic guitars tend to loan themselves to music such as flamenco, traditional Celtic and of course, classical.
Strum the acoustic guitar with a pick
In contrast, an acoustic guitar is usually performed in a band or solo as a percussive rhythm instrument. Acoustic guitarists tend to use a pick to either pluck individual strings or strum chords. Acoustic steel guitars are the bluegrass standard instrument and also loan themselves to music styles such as folk, blues, country and rock n' roll.
Sit down before you play
When playing a classical guitar, professionals tend to sit down with one foot on a small stool, the leg raised higher to better hold and angle the guitar for intricate fingerpicked passages. In contrast, acoustic guitar players either sit or stand. If they choose to stand, there is usually a strap option on the acoustic guitar.
Feel the neck, and touch the body
Besides the different in playing styles, there is a physical difference in the guitar bodies themselves. A classical guitar tends to be shaped like the number eight and is made for comfortable playing when sitting down. The neck also has a wide fretboard for long finger stretches. In contrast, the most widely used acoustic guitar shape, the dreadnaught, is huge and while it is played sitting down, was created to be strummed while standing and performing with a band. The neck's fretboard is thinner, allowing