Best 19 Fret Classical Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 19 fret Classical style guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Alvarez CYM75CE

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Alvarez CYM75CE
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Playability 70
Sound 84
Build quality 90
Value for money 71
Overall Score 81
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  • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.591"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAA Western Red Cedar top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany one piece. Spanish Heel neck joint neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Gold with Pearloid Buttons tuners
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  • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.591"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAA Western Red Cedar top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany one piece. Spanish Heel neck joint neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC Element System (Preamp/Active)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 19 Medium frets
  • Gotoh Gold with Pearloid Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Alvarez CYM75CE
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Takamine TH90

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    Takamine TH90
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    Playability 70
    Sound 84
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 70
    Overall Score 80

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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    • From Takamine's 2018 Hirade & Classical series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • Flat Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 19 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    • From Takamine's 2018 Hirade & Classical series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.6"'' scale
    • Flat Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Solid Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 19 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Takamine TH90
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      3. Washburn C64SCE

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      Washburn C64SCE
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      Playability 70
      Sound 81
      Build quality 70
      Value for money 84
      Overall Score 74

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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      • From Washburn's 2023 Classical series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.591"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Mahogany back
      • Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Engineered Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Classica II (Preamp/Active)
      • Alternative bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Classical Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Classical Gold tuners
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      • 3 Prices - New from $399 >
      • From Washburn's 2023 Classical series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 25.591"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Mahogany back
      • Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Engineered Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Classica II (Preamp/Active)
      • Alternative bridge
      • Acoustic Washburn Classical Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Classical Gold tuners
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      Washburn C64SCE
      • Expensive Wood
      • NuBone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • NuBone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      4. Cort AC160CF

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      Cort AC160CF
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      Playability 70
      Sound 79
      Build quality 70
      Value for money 83
      Overall Score 73
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      • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Spruce top
      • Macassar Ebony back
      • Macassar Ebony sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Merbau fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
      • Merbau bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Classical Style tuners
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      • From Cort's 2020 Classic series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.6"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Spruce top
      • Macassar Ebony back
      • Macassar Ebony sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Merbau fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
      • Merbau bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Set neck
      • 19 Medium frets
      • Classical Style tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort AC160CF
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in Indonesia
      • Laminated Top Wood
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Harley Benton CG-300CE NT

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        Harley Benton CG-300CE NT
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        Playability 78
        Sound 76
        Build quality 60
        Value for money 91
        Overall Score 71
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        • From Harley Benton's 2018 Standard series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 14.016"'' scale
        • 15.827" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Agathis back
        • Agathis sides
        • Agathis neck
        • Roseacer fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Built-in system (Preamp/Active)
        • Roseacer bridge
        • Acoustic Modern C Set neck
        • 19 Medium frets
        • Classical Machine heads tuners
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        • From Harley Benton's 2018 Standard series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 14.016"'' scale
        • 15.827" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Agathis back
        • Agathis sides
        • Agathis neck
        • Roseacer fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Built-in system (Preamp/Active)
        • Roseacer bridge
        • Acoustic Modern C Set neck
        • 19 Medium frets
        • Classical Machine heads tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Harley Benton CG-300CE NT
        • Electronics
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Expensive Woods
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • Laminated Top Wood
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        6. Epiphone Classical E1

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        Epiphone Classical E1
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        Playability 73
        Sound 79
        Build quality 60
        Value for money 86
        Overall Score 71
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        • From Epiphone's 2018 Original Acoustic series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • Flat Fretboard Radius
        • Select Cedar top
        • Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth; 4/4 size back
        • Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth; 4/4 size sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Indian Laurel with PRO-Ease Lubricant fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Indian Laurel bridge
        • Acoustic EZ-Profile D Set neck
        • 19 Jumbo frets
        • Epiphone Deluxe Classical 16:1 ratio tuners
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        • 3 Prices - New from $149 >
        • From Epiphone's 2018 Original Acoustic series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • Flat Fretboard Radius
        • Select Cedar top
        • Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth; 4/4 size back
        • Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth; 4/4 size sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Indian Laurel with PRO-Ease Lubricant fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Indian Laurel bridge
        • Acoustic EZ-Profile D Set neck
        • 19 Jumbo frets
        • Epiphone Deluxe Classical 16:1 ratio tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Epiphone Classical E1
        • Expensive Wood
        • NuBone Nut
        • NuBone Saddle
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • No Electronics
        • Laminated Top Wood
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        7. Ibanez GA6CE

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        Ibanez GA6CE
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        Playability 70
        Sound 76
        Build quality 60
        Value for money 79
        Overall Score 69
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        • From Ibanez's 2018 CLASSICAL series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • Flat Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Sapele back
        • Sapele sides
        • Okoume neck
        • Purpleheart fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Ibanez Undersaddle pickup (Preamp/Active)
        • Purpleheart bridge
        • Acoustic GA6CE Set neck
        • 19 Medium frets
        • Ibanez tuners
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        • 2 Prices - New from $249 >
        • From Ibanez's 2018 CLASSICAL series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • Flat Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Sapele back
        • Sapele sides
        • Okoume neck
        • Purpleheart fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Ibanez Undersaddle pickup (Preamp/Active)
        • Purpleheart bridge
        • Acoustic GA6CE Set neck
        • 19 Medium frets
        • Ibanez tuners
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        Ibanez GA6CE
        • Electronics
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Expensive Woods
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • Laminated Top Wood
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        8. Takamine TH5C

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        Takamine TH5C
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        Playability 70
        Sound 84
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 75
        Overall Score 80

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
        • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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        • From Takamine's 2016 Hirade & Classical series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • Flat Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Cedar top
        • Solid Rosewood back
        • Solid Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
        • Fixed bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 19 Medium frets
        • Takamine tuners
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        • From Takamine's 2016 Hirade & Classical series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 25.6"'' scale
        • Flat Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Cedar top
        • Solid Rosewood back
        • Solid Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
        • Fixed bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 19 Medium frets
        • Takamine tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Takamine TH5C
        • Made in Japan
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          9. Takamine TH8SS

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          Takamine TH8SS
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          Playability 70
          Sound 84
          Build quality 87
          Value for money 70
          Overall Score 80

          What our users think

          • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
          • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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          • From Takamine's 2013 Hirade & Classical series
          • Made in Japan
          • 6 strings
          • 25.6"'' scale
          • Flat Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: CTP3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
          • Fixed bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 19 Medium frets
          • Takamine tuners
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          • From Takamine's 2013 Hirade & Classical series
          • Made in Japan
          • 6 strings
          • 25.6"'' scale
          • Flat Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: CTP3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
          • Fixed bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 19 Medium frets
          • Takamine tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Takamine TH8SS
          • Made in Japan
          • Expensive Wood
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Bone Saddle
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Solid Side Wood
          • Solid Back Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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            10. Alvarez CY75CE

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            Alvarez CY75CE
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            Playability 70
            Sound 81
            Build quality 87
            Value for money 69
            Overall Score 79
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            • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
            • Made in Japan
            • 6 strings
            • 25.591"'' scale
            • Flat Fretboard Radius
            • Solid AA Western Red Cedar top
            • East Indian Rosewood back
            • East Indian Rosewood sides
            • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
            • Rosewood fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
            • Rosewood Direct Coupled bridge
            • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
            • 19 Medium frets
            • Gotoh Gold tuners
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            • From Alvarez's 2021 Yairi series
            • Made in Japan
            • 6 strings
            • 25.591"'' scale
            • Flat Fretboard Radius
            • Solid AA Western Red Cedar top
            • East Indian Rosewood back
            • East Indian Rosewood sides
            • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
            • Rosewood fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
            • Rosewood Direct Coupled bridge
            • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
            • 19 Medium frets
            • Gotoh Gold tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Alvarez CY75CE
            • Made in Japan
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • Laminated Side Wood
            • Laminated Back Wood
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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