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Not All Classical Guitars Are The Same!

A typical classical has quite a wide neck, great for classical but not great for modern music.This model has a slimmer neck which is more suited to modern music.

This is an ideal guitar for beginners. Its nylon strings are easy on beginner hands and its 4/4 size (full size) suits adults and larger players (if you're looking for a smaller version look at our 3/4 and 1/2 range). This guitar features a slim neck so is suitable for people with smaller hands.  

With a great sound to inspire you and a design and set up specific to beginners, you'll breeze through the first stages of your 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 this guitar is great:

 We use quality Eco-Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge. Most guitars of this price range use low-grade maple for the neck and paint it black to make it look like rosewood.  Eventually, this will wear down and the black will colour will fade away. If you look closely at our CL44S you should be able to see the grain - the rosewood looks brown, not black

 It has a Low String Action (all our guitars are set-up at the factory for optimum beginner playing level). String action is the measurement from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, a guitar with too low an action will buzz 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 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 so you will be using it correctly in no time at all.

 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

Why wait to start learning Guitar when you could get one of our great CL44S guitars and be playing in no time at all.  We ship super fast!!

The CL44S Guitar pack Includes:

  • CL44S Slim Neck 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:

  • CL44: (Full-Size Body)  Full Scale
  • CL44S: (Full-Size Body, Slim Neck) Full Scale
  • CL34: (3/4 Size Body) 3/4 Scale
  • CL12: (1/2 Size Body) 1/2 Scale
  • CL14: (1/4 Size Body) 1/4 Scale

The CL44S is an ideal beginner guitar suited to adults or children (from 13 years old or 165cm and up)  -  If you're on the smaller (or younger) side we suggest you check out the CL34 range or smaller.  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: CL44SPKAM

Type: Classical (Nylon Stringed Guitar) with Slim Neck

Overall Length: 39"

Scale Length: 25.5 inches


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

Neck: Wood - Okoumen, 20-22mm Thickness with Trussrod, 45mm ABS Plastic Nut; Slim Neck Design

Fingerboard: Eco Rosewood

Bridge: Eco Rosewood with ABS Plastic Saddle

Frets: 18 Frets, 1mm 2.0 White Copper Fretwires

Machine Heads: 3 in line - 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 Top and Gloss Brown for Back and Sides

Optional Hardcase: CC300

Optional Gig Bags: BAG39, HGBAG39



  • Swallowing may lead to serious or fatal injury in as little as 2 hours, due to chemical burns and potential perforation of the esophagus.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 (17)

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My first classical guitar

By: on 27 December 2021
Very happy with the guitar. Despite being very reasonable it plays very well. Highly recommend to any beginners out there.

Artist Guitars Response
We appreciate the review you have left. Thank you so much.

Very good guitar for beginners

By: on 25 October 2021
I bought this last year for my 10 yr old son. He has small hands and was struggling a little with my regular classical guitar. The slim neck on this one makes it a lot easier for him. This is a very nice guitar. Looks great, feels good and sounds really nice. I wonder how Artist can delver such quality at these prices. Everything I've bought from them has been great. Well done again team Artist!!!

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Review Artist CL44SPKAM Full Size Classical Guitar

By: on 25 September 2021
To be honest I procrastinated for a while as to whether I would buy a guitar that I couldn't even hold, let alone play. After looking at other suppliers of similar type and priced instruments, I was very impressed by Artist Guitars 'Free Returns For 100 Days Policy' and a 3 year warranty, which to me indicates the company has confidence in the products they sell. Artist Guitars replied very promptly to my inquiries prior to purchase and after purchasing, the company dispatched the goods promptly and I was able to track delivery. The goods arrived when the company said it would and was not damaged at all during transit. The guitar is beautifully finished, looks really visually appealing and was ready to play after tuning up. The built-in tuner makes tuning up a breeze. There were no defects that I could see or feel such as sharp edges of frets or chips in the paintwork etc. The guitar feels quite comfortable to hold and play and is pleasing to my ears when played. I wanted a Classical guitar with a slim neck as I am an older beginner player and the slim neck makes it easier to reach some notes. The nylon strings are also easier on my ageing fingers, particularly after I have been playing for a while. In summary, I would recommend the 'Artist CL44SPKAM Full Size Classical Guitar Pack, Nylon, Slim Neck' and would also recommend 'Artist Guitars' as they have been excellent to deal with.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for this in-depth review. I hope you have a lot of fun playing with this instrument, and if there are any issues at all please contact us.


By: on 14 July 2021
One Word ..... Excellent !...... Excellent Service! Excellent Products! Excellent Value ! Need I Say More !

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much Michael for the review and kind words. Cheers.

Great Guitar to Get Back into Classical

By: on 17 December 2020
I bought this guitar as I wanted to get back into classical again. I haven't player classical in a few years and only have been playing acoustic steel strings every now-and-then, so I was happy when I saw this slim-neck classical guitar. The lower price was my other consideration since I didn't want to buy something too expensive until I see how I go with getting back into classical. The slim neck suits my hand well. The tuner also comes handy. First impression was great. After playing some songs it was even better. The clarity, bass, treble and volume are all maintain good balance. I was surprised. This model comes with Artist strings, which is good, but I personally can't wait to hear how it sounds with a set of D'Addario Pro Arte. This is no more than just a personal curiousity. If there is any feedback, there is one frat that is causing a minor fibration. However, for this price and for its overall sound quality, I don't mind this guitar as my step back into classical world.