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Artist CL12AM 1/2 Size Classical Guitar Pack, Nylon String - Amber

This is an ideal guitar for beginners. Its nylon strings are easy on beginner hands and its 1/2 size will suit children between 5 and 8 years old (if you're looking for a smaller version look at our 1/4 range). Similar models retail for upwards of $139! 

With a great sound aimed to inspire and a design specific to beginners, your child will have a great chance of developing through the initial stages of their playing.

Receive free exclusive access to video lessons when you buy a guitar pack: 

We are proud to offer you a series of online lessons designed specifically for beginning guitar students. This series of lessons was designed inhouse, to give you the best start to your musical career. This is what this lesson pack is all about - the stuff that nobody really tells you at the start of your guitar playing journey. Issues like holding the guitar, using a plectrum and some simple exercises to start you off.

So whether you're 7 or 70, take some time to check out the lesson pack and most importantly - be patient and have fun! Note that you would need to be logged into your Artist Guitar's account and you would have to subscribe to our Newsletter first to receive the link to the lesson program. You can UNSUBSCRIBE as soon as you get the link.

Here are the reasons why:

 We use sustainable timbers on all of our beginner to intermediate guitars. The neck and bridge of the CL12 are constructed from a composite rosewood timber substitute known as eco-rosewood.

 The guitar has been set-up at the factory for optimum beginner playing level. We call this Practical string action. String action is the height of the string to the fretboard. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, while a guitar with too low an action will buzz unnecessarily and sound bad. Artist Guitars are set up at the factory for the optimum level for a beginner. 

 A Truss Rod that allows you to correct for the effects of weather on the guitar help keep the neck straight and the action height the neck can be adjusted.  You will struggle to find a guitar at this low price with a truss rod.

 Comes included with a Bag to protect your guitar, Strap and Built-In Tuner - A tuner for a beginner is vital.  A guitar needs to be tuned every time you play. This tuner is extremely simple to use and because it's built into the guitar, you'll never lose it.

 Recommended by some of Australia's top guitar teachers.

 We include a range of Support Materials including how to tune, how to read tab, basic chord shapes and much more.

includes Free Support Materials

 Our price is always Lower Than a Retail Store (often by 30-40%) we keep our prices low by only selling our own range of guitars direct from the factory. Our business is built on offering a great value guitar at a great price.

 Artist Guitars has been designing guitars for over 10 years and during this time we have developed a great working relationship with our factories to constantly improve the quality and value - we know how to get a great value guitar at a truly unbeatable price!

We are so confident you will love your new Artist Guitar that we offer you:

100 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee, and a 3 year Warranty

Check out our excellent feedback rating on eBay for what our customer's reactions are.

Why wait to start learning Guitar when you could get one of our great CL12 guitars and be playing in no time at all.  We ship super fast!!

The CL12 Guitar pack Includes:

  • CL12 Nylon-string guitar
  • Gig Bag to protect your instrument (with backpack style straps and pockets for your picks, extra strings, music)
  • Built-In Guitar Tuner
  • Webbed Guitar Strap
  • 1 Spare set of Strings
  • 2 Picks
  • Access to the Artist Beginners Lesson Program
  • Free Support materials

Our range of CL guitars have been designed for the needs of beginners - we don't offer a confusing range of models in this area as we think getting the correct size guitar is the most important thing for a beginner, once you have been playing for a while you will find it much easier to know which style of music you want to play and we can recommend a great 2nd guitar for you. 

The CL range comes in 4 sizes:

Full Size Body Full Scale
Full Size Body, Slim Neck Full Scale
3/4 Size Body 3/4 Scale
1/2 Size Body 1/2 Scale
1/4 Size Body 1/4 Scale

The CL12 is an ideal beginner guitar suited to children between 5-8 years old.  If your child is a little smaller or younger we suggest you check out the CL14.  If the information is confusing and you would like some free advice just call us on our Toll-Free Number so we can help you to choose the perfect size for you.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: CL12 

Type: Classical (Nylon Stringed Guitar)

Overall Length: 34"

Scale Length: 21.9 inches


  • Top: Laminated Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Catalpa

Neck: Wood - Okoumen, 20-22mm Thickness with Trussrod, 42mm ABS Plastic Nut

Fingerboard: Eco Rosewood

Bridge: Eco Rosewood with ABS Plastic Saddle

Frets: 18 Frets, 1mm 2.0 White Copper Fretwires

Machine Heads: 3 inline - Gold butterfly

Binding: Body - Single Black Binding

Strings: Artist CLST Normal Tension Classical Guitar Strings

Included Accessories: Gig Bag, Built-In Chromatic Tuner, Strap, Strap Buttons, Spare Strings & 2 Picks

Colour: Gloss Amber Colour for Top and Gloss Brown for Back and Sides

None of the hardcases we sell will fit this guitar.



  • Swallowing may lead to serious or fatal injury in as little as 2 hours, due to chemical burns and potential perforation of the esophagus.
  • Never allow children to replace button batteries of any device.
  • If you suspect your child has swallowed or inserted a button battery immediately call the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre on 1311 26 (Australia) or 0800 764 766 (New Zealand) for fast, expert advice.
  • Regularly examine devices and make sure the battery compartment is correctly secured, e.g. that the screw or other mechanical fastener is tightened. Do not use if compartment is not secure.
  • Dispose of used button batteries immediately and safely out of the reach of children. A battery can still be dangerous even when it can no longer operate the device.
  • Tell others about the risk associated with button batteries and how to keep their children safe.

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Reviews (22)

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CL12 Acoustic

By: on 20 June 2021
I have purchased numerous items from Artist, the latest is this acoustic for my Grandson, as usual the service and product are beyond reproach, he is happy strumming away with his Grandad, I am just waiting fir the Tweedtone amp to come back into stock so I can treat myself. As usual well done artist, great products at affordable prices

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Thank you so much for leaving this review and we really appreciate your trust in us.

Excellent quality and value

By: on 2 December 2020
This first guitar for my grandson is just perfect and the assistance from staff over the phone as well as the website information have made this selection a very pleasurable experience.


By: on 19 September 2019
Bought this as a 1st guitar for our grandaughter. Great for a young beginer, & the fact that it has an in built tuner, saves a lot of unnessasary hassles. Just worth every cent. Service was outstanding too!

Great beginner's guitar for kids

By: on 6 September 2019
I've been playing guitars for 30+ years and I bought this guitar for my 6yr old son. The nylon strings and 1/2 size (as recommended) are perfect! The built-in tuner is very handy too. He's already learned his first riff! I highly recommend this guitar for young beginners. Delivery was next-day (Sydney Metro) and delivered on time.

Love it

By: on 10 June 2019
Bought this guitar for my daughter who loves it. This guitar is of very good quality. Very reasonably priced.