Cordoba Requinto 580 1/2 Size Classical Guitar

Over the years a couple of people have asked me about the Cordoba Requinto 580, and whether it was a good option for kids ages 4-7 or so. I hadn’t really been able to put much thought into answering that question until I came across one on a recent trip to Nashville.  Cordoba guitars are pretty … Read moreCordoba Requinto 580 1/2 Size Classical Guitar

The Best Beginner Classical Guitar for a Child

A classical guitar is an acoustic guitar with nylon strings; they are sometimes called Spanish style. They are often recommended as a starter instrument for children because of the small sizes available and the strings are easier on kid’s fingers than the steel strings of an acoustic. The harsh strings of an acoustic can be … Read moreThe Best Beginner Classical Guitar for a Child

Yamaha C40 GigMaker Classical Acoustic Guitar Package Review

The Yamaha C40 Gigmaker Classic Guitar Package is an excellent value starter package if you are looking for a classical (nylon stringed) guitar for a child who is in the 11 to 12 year old range or older. The C40 is a full size model, so you don’t want to get this instrument for children … Read moreYamaha C40 GigMaker Classical Acoustic Guitar Package Review

Yamaha CGS 3/4 Size Classical Guitar Review

As you probably know Yamaha makes lots of different types of instruments, they have been making guitars for over 70 years so they have had lots of time to perfect their craft. One of their most popular models is the Yamaha CGS, it is a great instrument if you are looking for a 3/4 size … Read moreYamaha CGS 3/4 Size Classical Guitar Review

Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar Review

The Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar is a budget entry level instrument for kids age 5 to 8.  It is quite a popular model, largely due to the price and its small size. When you are buying for a small child you don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of money on an instrument … Read moreHohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar Review

Acoustic Guitar Package Valencia Classical Kit 1 1/2 Size Review

If you are looking for a budget classical starter kit for a child to learn on, the Valencia Classical Kit 1 1/2 Size is a decent option.  It goes for under $50 and it includes a gig bag and an instructional DVD.  It is pretty hard to get a guitar for under $50 that is … Read moreAcoustic Guitar Package Valencia Classical Kit 1 1/2 Size Review

Barcelona 30-Inch 1/2-Size Nylon String Guitar Review

The Barcelona 30-Inch 1/2-Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic is a decent budget option for kids aged 4 to 8.  As its name says it is a 1/2 size model, which just means that is it half the size of a full sized guitar so it is comfortable and easy to play for very young kids. … Read moreBarcelona 30-Inch 1/2-Size Nylon String Guitar Review

Yamaha CGS 1/2 Size Classical Guitar Review

If you are looking for a 1/2 size guitar for a child you will find there aren’t too many models to choose from. A lot of the bad quality toy guitars tend to fall into the 1/2 size range, and you definitely don’t want to get one of those, because they are virtually useless. Half … Read moreYamaha CGS 1/2 Size Classical Guitar Review