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Kids Acoustic Guitar

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Kids Acoustic Guitar

A Kids Guitar doesn't have to be too expensive but it does have to work!. It is important that the setup of the instrument is looked at before a child starts to use it. If the strings have a high action the chances are it will be difficult to play. At Merchant City Music every instrument we sell gets checked over and set up before dispatch to you. Both if you are buying online through our Guitar.o.uk website and in our Glasgow shop.

Nylon or steel string acoustic guitar for children?

There are both Pros and Cons when it comes to choosing the the type of guitar. Nylon stringed instruments are much easier on the fingers than steel. Mostly that if what most customers go for. There is a downside to nylon strings though. Nylon stringed acoustics or Classical guitars tend to have bigger, chunkier necks and flat fretboards. It can sometimes be a bit of a stretch for little fingers to get round the fretboard. Also, nylon strings produce a mellower, warmer sound which is great for Spanish and Classical music. They are not so popular in pop and contemporary music. Steel strings can work very well on a kids acoustic guitar. They have slimmer necks than nylon ones and a rich, bright sound.They will be tougher on the fingers though. If the guitar is set up properly though if shouldn't be too much of a struggle.

How old and what size?

It really depends on the size of the child. As a very rough guide though 4-7 year old children should probably look at half sized acoustic guitars. 6-9/10 years olds may be better with a 3/4 sized acoustic. From ten years and up you may be better looking at a smaller body full scale instrument such as a parlour guitar. These are very rough estimates though and it may be better trying out a few things in our shop. Your child should be comfortably reaching the first fret of the guitar when sitting. Also, they shouldn't feel too uncomfortable with their arm swinging over the body.

If you have any questions, please just call us on 0141 552 6290.