PROS: The 3/4 size makes it easier for kids to hold and play. It has a low price point compared to similar quality guitars. CONS: Since this is a nylon string guitar you will need to spend some time letting the strings stretch before it stays in tune properly. SUMMARY: This instrument is a good..
The Bullet Strat is a good choice if you are looking for an affordable and practical model that is a perfect first guitar for teens and kids ages 12 and up. It is a full sized guitar by Fender’s budget brand Squier that has the classic Stratocaster styling of a ‘real Fender’ but without the..
SUMMARY: This is the best option for a beginner electric guitar for a child ages 6 to 10 for kids who want to learn the basics on an excellent quality guitar without breaking the bank. Obviously, for the price (around $100) you won’t be getting the very best quality sound and features. Although for a..
The Ibanez GRGM21M GRG Mikro is the mini or 3/4 version of Ibanez’s most famous guitar the RG. It is in the GIO series which is just Ibanez’s budget model line, kind of like Fender’s Squier models or Gibson’s Epiphone brand (GIO appears on the headstock above the standard Ibanez logo). I would associate this..
There are lots of great resources specially designed for kids to help make learning guitar fun and easy. Little Kids Rock is a great site with free online guitar lessons for children. They have lessons on getting to know your guitar, tuning, and some of the chords that kids need to know to get started...
When you buy a beginner guitar it is also a good idea to invest in a guitar book as well. Having a reference book on hand is incredibly useful especially for someone who has never played guitar before and isn’t really sure where to start. Or if you are teaching your kids how to play..
Buying a used guitar for a child who may or may not stick with lessons or learning on their own, can be a great option. A lot of kids are super keen to learn to play and insist on getting a fancy, new, top-of-the-line instrument, only to give it up weeks or months later, leaving..