Donate Register Login Main Site. I'm an adult with small hands - and short ligaments - who has come to guitar via the ukulele. This will only thwart my efforts.
Guitar sizes vary. There are dinky little guitarleles and enormous jumbo acoustics. The ukulele is a small Hawaiian guitar with four strings.
Not only do they have a smaller body than full sized models, but the neck size is also thinner, making it easier for tiny hands to grip. The frets are also slightly closer together, making it easier for children to form chord shapes, and the nylon strings are gentle on little fingers. If your children are any smaller or younger it might be best to start them with a ukulele - the frets and neck dimensions are the perfect size for little fingers, there aren't as many strings to worry about, and they can learn strumming patterns or finger exercises that will translate to a guitar.
Guitars come in different sizes and the size of your guitar has a big impact on playability. Knowing how to measure guitars is important so you can accurately compare different guitar sizes. There are two main ways you can measure a guitar.
My fingers are not stretching enough particularly on the higher strings on my full size electric guitar. I think it is the perfect thing to learn on. It is much easier to play
This is our Guitar Works, Inc. This guitar has been the choice of thousands of our customers seeking a well made, good sounding, easy playing affordable guitar. The nylon strings are super soft and easy to play so there are no sore fingers playing this guitar.
Home The Guitar. Note: This chart is a guide and does not take into account factors such as arm length, hand span, and finger length. Keep reading for additional information.
They are also called 36 inch guitars. A classical nylon string guitar is however always preferable for kids and young beginners that just starting playing guitar. However, for older kids and youth who are already playing guitar, the circumstances are quite different.