Guitar Sizes & Guitar Types Guide
Use the chart below to help you choose the correct size guitar for your child.
There are many different types of guitar available, so which one is most suitable? Have a look at the information below to help you.
These are the most popular choice amongst beginners. These guitar have 6 nylon strings which often means they are easier on the fingers for beginners as opposed to the harsher steel strings. They are lightweight and easy to play. Classical guitars can be bought in a variety of different sizes.
Acoustic guitars, similar to classical guitars, they have six strings. These strings are made from steel giving the guitar a much louder sound. Some beginners will find these types of strings quite harsh on the fingers. The bodies on these guitars are often much more bulkier.
Electro Acoustic Guitar
Exactly the same as an acoustic guitar, except these have a pickup built into the guitar's body. This means that the guitar can be plugged into an amplifier and the sound is made even louder. Pick ups can also be found on classical guitars.
These have no sound hole, meaning that they use electrical pickups to amplify the sound. If you buy an electric guitar you will often have to buy an amplifier to go with it. These guitars have volume and tone controls meaning that you can control the brightness of the guitar as well as the volume. Some electric guitars can be quite heavy, so check the weight before you buy! Electric guitars come fitted with steel strings.