If there’s one thing that I believe about learning guitar, it’s that it has to be fun. I tell people this over and over again, but a beginner is always going to do much better when they’re really having a good time playing guitar. When a new player really has a blast every time they..
We’ve updated the guide for 2021! A couple of guitars that were becoming harder to find have been removed. We also added a couple of newer guitars that are great for kids, most notably the Fender Squier Affinity Telecaster (review coming soon). If you’re looking to buy a good electric guitar for a kid, there’s..
SUMMARY: Loog is a New York-based guitar company that designs three-string guitars for kids as young as 3 years old, that help to make learning the guitar easy and fun. This model is one of the new and improved Loog guitars that was introduced in 2017. It is recommended for ages 8 and older. This..
Updated November 2, 2017: We’ve gone over this article to make sure it’s still up-to-date and relevant (which it is!) If you’re looking at this guitar, you might also want to read about another new, similar guitar from Epiphone, the SL1. The Les Paul Junior is an excellent full-sized beginner guitar for kids ages 11+...
Gibson is the second biggest guitar company in the world (behind Fender), and they’re well known for making very expensive, fancy guitars, especially their Les Paul line. If you walk into a guitar store looking to spend $3000, there’s a good chance you’ll walk out with a Gibson, and more than likely, it’ll be a..
If you are looking for a guitar for a child aged 12, 13, 14, 15, or older, there are a lot of great beginner options. You have so many more options for teenagers because they are physically able to handle a full-sized model. If you are a teen, or a parent of a teen and..
PROS: 3/4 size makes it the right size for kids 8-11 or so Great sound either plugged or unplugged Comes with a built-in tuner (great for beginners) Has a unique cutaway design that you don’t find on a lot of kids guitars Very good quality SUMMARY: APXT2 is a 3/4 size version of the world’s..
PROS: Small 3/4 size is great for kids ages 8+. Relatively lightweight for a solid body. Nice looking high gloss finish. Excellent price for what you are getting. CONS: Since it is short scale it will go out of tune easily unless you change to a heavier gauge string. Some reports of issues with the..
For anyone who is looking for a beginner electric guitar package for a child, a decent budget option is the SX RST. You can get this series in a 1/2 size, 3/4 size or even full-size instrument. I wouldn’t recommend the full-size guitar because I think there are much better options available. For kids ages 5..
The Squier by Fender Affinity Telecaster is a great full-sized guitar for a teen that is looking to make their first guitar purchase. Electric guitars come in a lot of different shapes the four most popular are the Stratocaster, the Telecaster, the Les Paul, and the SG. Telecasters are a pretty simple yet classic design..