Top 10 Acoustic Guitars For Kids
Frequently Asked Questions about Kids Guitars
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to this question. You shouldn’t keep a child from learning an instrument solely because you feel they are too young, but you also don’t want to push lessons on them in hopes they will learn early.
To know if your child is ready to learn the guitar, give them an opportunity to try one out and get a feel for their interest level. Regardless of whether your child is 4 or 13, they have the potential to be a great guitarist.
There are a few main things to keep in mind when shopping for a guitar for your child.
- Do your research ahead of time to find guitars with high ratings and positive reviews.
- Choose a guitar that has been properly adjusted to make it easy to play.
- Select the right size guitar (more on that below).
- Select a guitar that your child can get excited about.
There are four basic guitar sizes: 1/4 size, 1/2 size, 3/4 size, and full size.
In most cases, you can follow the guidelines below when selecting a guitar for your child.
- For a small child, 3 to 6 years old, a 1/2 size guitar with a scale length of 20.5 inches is ideal
- For a medium-sized child, 7 to 12 years old, a 3/4 size guitar with a scale length of 22.75 inches is ideal
- For a big kid, 13 years or older, a full-size guitar with a. Scale length of 24.75 inches or 25.5 inches is ideal
With the above guidelines in mind, the best way to ensure your child can play comfortably is to have them try a few different sizes. You should help them find a guitar that allows their arm and shoulder to fit comfortably around the body. They should also be able to reach the end of the neck with their opposite hand.
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