What's The Best Sized Guitar For a Child?

If your kid’s or grandkids have expressed an interest in playing the guitar and wondering where to start,  there’s a few things you have to consider.

Here’s a few questions that I hear on a regular basis…

What’s the best size guitar ?

What age can they actually start ?

In this article I will outline all the relevant sizes, how to get the best value for money and where to get a great quality guitar delivered to your door no matter where you live in the world.

 When choosing a guitar for a young beginner there are a few things to consider. The size of the guitar as well as the child’s physical size  are all worth considering. There are also a few traps you need to watch out for as their is a lot of information on the web and it can all get a bit confusing.

I’m also going to show you the exact instruments I’ve used for my own kid’s and the 100s of students I’ve taught. Some of them being as young as 4yrs old! These particular guitars are amazing value and available and shipped to your door anywhere in the world.

A Guitar Built For Young Beginners

A guitar that is difficult to play will only put the student off, so a well made instrument that doesn’t cost a fortune is a great start. If your child has difficulty pushing the strings down they will never develop the fine motor skills and cognitive benefits of learning to play. So for that reason I believe a nylon string guitar also called a classical guitar is great way to begin.

Not All Classical Guitars Are The Same!

Classical guitars are ideal for young beginners because of the softer nylon strings however most classical guitars are traditionally full size which is not what we initially want. Luckily we now have smaller nylon string guitars on the market.

Kids Guitar Size Chart

Classical Guitars For Kid's (Nylon String Guitars)

The following guitar size chart is based on the child’s age and physical size 

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KIDS GUITAR DOJO

Find out more about the program here

KEY FEATURES OF THESE GUITARS

  • Sustainable timbers are used on all of these guitars with the neck and bridge being constructed from a composite rosewood timber substitute known as eco-rosewood
  • Guitars are set-up for optimum beginner playing level with the string action set across the entire the fretboard.
  • 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, a strap and a spare set of strings.
  • Built-In Tuner – Brilliant Idea! 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.

1/4 SIZE

Comes with:

  • Guitar
  • Soft case
  • Picks & Strap
  • Built in electronic tuner.
  • FREE shipping

1/2 SIZE

Comes with:

  • Guitar
  • Soft case
  • Picks & Strap
  • Built in electronic tuner.
  • FREE shipping

3/4 SIZE

Comes with:

  • Guitar
  • Soft case
  • Picks & Strap
  • Built in electronic tuner.
  • FREE shipping

4/4 SIZE

Comes with:

  • Guitar
  • Soft case
  • Picks & Strap
  • Built in electronic tuner.
  • FREE shipping

About The Manufacturer

Artist Guitars have a great reputation in Australia and probably have the best warranty and speediest delivery system I have seen. 

Artist Guitars Trust Policy. They have recently set up warehouses in Europe and the USA offering the same great deals and products.

 

Recommended Guitar Accessories

There are a few accessories that will come in handy that I have listed below:

1.Music Stand – Keep Reading Materials at Eye Level 

2. Guitar Stand – Keep the guitar on a stand so its out ready to play

3. Footstool  – Posture is important and a foot stool can assist with balance 

3. Footstool  – Posture is important and a foot stool can assist with balance 

 

1.MUSIC STAND

2.GUITAR STAND

3.FOOTSTOOL

Australian Customers

Custom Guitar Delivered To Your Door

  Some parents are very busy and choose to purchase a guitar with the fastrack fretboard system installed. It’s very simple; choose a size based on information above and place an order. We ship the guitar out from our warehouse to anywhere in Australia. We usually have guitars ready to go out the door on the day , in some cases it may take a week. 

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