by Gary Demos
My first lessons were classical guitar. I was taught by "Mr. Downs" in Columbus Ohio when I was 12 or 13. With all the right hand finger work in classical training, this launched me into the finger-style acoustic player that I am today.
There is something real soothing about picking up a nylon stringed guitar and playing a piece of music.
Pictured below you'll see some of the classical guitars I've built over the years.