Acoustic guitars are a popular choice as a beginner instrument for children usually because people perceive them to be easier to play and cheaper than electric guitars. Although an acoustic is generally less expensive than an electric (you don’t need to get an amp or a cable), it’s also a bit more difficult for children..
The Taylor GS Mini occasionally comes up as a starter guitar for kids, presumably because it is considered a travel-sized guitar (meaning that it is smaller than a full size). Travel guitars are often ¾ size, which is a nice size for smaller kids. The GS Mini wouldn’t be my first choice as a children’s beginner..
The Martin LX1 is a gorgeous 3/4 size acoustic guitar that would be a great starter instrument for young kids who are between ages 7 to 10 and who are taking lessons. The other model that is comparable to the LX1 is Taylor Guitar Baby Taylor model. The LX1 is part of the Little Martin LX..
The Baby Taylor Acoustic is a very nice 3/4 size acoustic guitar that would be a perfect starter instrument for young kids who are between ages 7 to 10 or so, and who are serious about learning. I would recommend this model for a child who is doing lessons. It is a little more expensive than..