“This instrument combined with the two above is 'music to my ears', literally. I could play the guitar at one point, but that didn't last long. I prefer listening to it.”
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The classical guitar is a plucked string instrument from the family of instruments called chordophones. It traditionally has 3 plain gut bass strings and 3 gut wound silk core treble strings and the modern adaption typically has 6 nylon strings (the 3 bass-strings additionally being wound with a thin metal thread). The basic characteristics of the shape of the modern classical guitar were established by the nineteenth century Spanish luthier Antonio Torres Jurado. Hence the modern classical guitar is sometimes called "Spanish guitar" — due to its origins.