Arguably, strings are the most important part of a guitar. Strings are what make the actual sound that comes from your guitar. Without them, unlike other parts, the guitar would be totally silent. So, when you think about it, it’s kind of weird that people don’t pay as much attention to the type of string..
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..
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+...
We’ve been getting some emails asking about bass guitars for kids. Bass isn’t nearly as popular as a starting instrument, but if your kid is looking for a bass, there are some cool ones available. You may have to look a little harder to find them, but some basses are perfect for kids. What is the..
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..
This guitar is a favorite in my house. I would recommend the Classic Vibe for a beginner teen or older child ( age 11 +) who is very serious about learning to play. It is more expensive (around $400) than other beginner electric models that I recommend, but this is an excellent value for the..
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..