A 3/4 size guitar is suitable for children between 6 and 10 years. The guitar is a quarter smaller than a normal guitar. This size ensures optimal playability for a child as it is easier to sit with the instrument, hold its grip and pluck the strings.3/4 guitars on Amazon
There is nothing worse than getting the wrong guitar size. The correct guitar size is the best prerequisite for your child to succeed with the instrument.
If you scroll down the page, you can see which guitars won our test.
Top 5 Best 3/4 Guitars
I have tested around 40 different guitars. We judged from the sound, build, choice of materials, quality and price. Now we have found the two guitars that we think are the best. We will suggest both a cheap and expensive 3/4 guitar for you. We start by looking at the expensive guitar:
Best 3/4 acoustic guitar for beginners
Best 3/4 acoustic guitar for intermediate & advanced players
Best 3/4 size acoustic-electric guitar
Best 3/4 electric guitar
Best 3/4 classical guitar
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Classical, acoustic, acoustic-electric or electric guitar?
There are many different types of guitars – but what kind of guitar does your child need?
Personally, I think you should start playing on a classical guitar. Also called a ‘classic guitar’. So it’s a guitar with nylon strings. I’m not the onlu one to think this; music schools also recommend starting out with a classical guitar. The reason for this is that your child will learn good technique from the start.
Technique is important as it makes playing guitar easier. Technique is, to specify, about how to hold one’s left hand on the guitar’s neck. It’s important to learn to place your thumb correctly under the neck. You learn to hit the frets more precisely because a classical guitar requires precision (otherwise no sound comes out). At the same time, your child learns to use the right hand correctly. You learn about the different ways to turn your hand and what effect it has on the sound. Last but not least, you will be introduced to classical pieces of music. Classical pieces of music are complicated and intricate as they require that you sometimes play strongly (forté) and softly (piano), and that’s just the basics. There are a lot of fundamental music expressions and theory you get to learn automatically when starting out with a classical guitar.
This does not mean that your child should never go on to play electric or acoustic-electric guitar, I just recommend that the first year or the first 2 years should just be on a classical guitar, simply because you learn more. When you learn to play on acoustic-electric and electric guitar, there is not the same focus on technique or theory. But, if you have learned technique, you will have much easier playing guitar than people who have never learned technique.
Nowadays, I rarely play on my classical guitar. Today, I play exclusively on my acoustic-electric guitar, because I like the sound much better, but I played classical guitar for the first 6 years of my “career” and that helped me a lot.