If you think your child is ready for the guitar, you’re probably wondering what kind of guitar to buy for them. (FYI: if you’re not sure, read this article, or watch the video below).
Otherwise… scroll down and read on!
So you’re little one is ready to go!
Here are the best kids guitars….
Child Sized Acoustic Guitars
For Smaller Kids
If your child is on the smaller size… this Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar should work. It has nylon strings (as opposed to steel strings) which can be easier on little fingers.
Honer is a reputable brand and I’ve had many satisfied students use this guitar.
For Bigger Kids
If your child is a little bigger, this Yamaha 3/4 sized guitar should work. The strings on this guitar are steel (not nylon like the Honer model above). These can be a little tougher on kids’ fingers, but after a lesson or two, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Yamaha is a leader in acoustic guitars… especially entry level. They’re inexpensive, durable, and sound great.
As far as kids acoustic guitars go… this Yamaha is perfect.
Child Sized Electric Guitar
If you think your child is more interested in electric guitar, this Fender Squire Mini is an awesome kids electric guitar.
It looks just like a Fender Stratocaster, and is the perfect size for a child to learn the guitar.
It comes in a ton of different colors.
It’s a nice little electric that is fun to play and easy to learn for kids…..
…and honestly… I really like playing it too. It’s just fun and tiny and easy to play.
If Your Child is REALLY Small
If your child is really tiny, you may want to consider starting them on this Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele.
While not exactly a guitar… it’s a great start for a child who may be too small for a regular guitar. The basics chords and melodies can transfer easily from a ukulele to a guitar (though there are certainly differences).
I also advise against going for a soprano ukulele (which are SUPER tiny, and can be difficult for a little kid to get the hang of). Conversely, a concert ukulele is a bit bigger and (to a little kid) more like a guitar.
Not a bad way to go.
Hope this was helpful… let me know (in the comments below) what you think, or if you have better recommendations.