As an adult, picking the right guitar for you is a pretty difficult decision. All the ideas, thoughts, and needs you go through are amplified for a child; especially for one who has never played a guitar before. These decisions cover many aspects of the guitar from whether your child is left or right handed and whether they want an electric or an acoustic guitar. 

You should also consider the following: 

  • The size of the guitar and of your child: Check out this simple guide on how to get the right size guitar.
  • Picking the action of the guitar – is it hard or soft, easy to press down on or not. One golden rule is if the action is tough for you, it’ll be far tougher for your child.
  • What strings work best for the guitar.
  • And listen to your child – it’s their instrument and not yours, their standards and needs will be different to yours. 

 

Would you like to know a little more? There’s plenty of information to be found in this resource on how to choose a guitar for your child.

Jess Walker
Guest Blogger 

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