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..
Cordoba is a good quality guitar company that is based in California. They were founded in 1997, and they mainly produce classical guitars and ukuleles. They make a decent number of small scale classical guitars, some more appropriate for kids than others. If you are looking for a smaller classical guitar for your child, Cordoba’s..
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..
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 younger than 11..
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 103II; it is a great instrument if you are looking for a 3/4..
The Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar is an entry-level budget instrument for kids age 5 to 8. It is quite a popular model, mainly 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 that..
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..
This Valencia guitar is a decent choice if you are looking for a budget nylon string package for children who are ages 7 to around 10 or 11. It is a 3/4 size model, which means that it is three quarters the size of a full-sized guitar. ¾ size models are perfect for younger kids because..
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 means that is it half the size of a full sized guitar, so it is comfortable and easy to play for very young kids. It..
If you are looking for a 1/2 size guitar for a child, you will find there aren’t too many models available. A lot of the lousy quality toy guitars tend to fall into the 1/2 size range, and you don’t want to get one of those, because they are virtually useless. Half-sized models are generally..