One of the most common questions when dealing with learning the guitar is, “which size should I buy?” Unfortunately, it isn’t always as straightforward as an age-chart, but they can be a good way to judge it!
Which guitar size?
- ¼ Size | Usually aimed at 4-6-year olds, quarter size guitars are the smallest common models. Usually only found in Classical Guitars but occasionally others, such as electric.
- ½ Size | Commonly suited for the ages of 5-7 the half size again, is mostly found as a classical guitar.
- ¾ Size | Three quarters is the second most common size. Available fairly commonly in all variants of guitar. Including acoustic and electric. These are focused between the ages of 7 and 11. However, ¾ size models are also very popular with smaller adults. Anyone with a shorter arm span will find themselves at home with a ¾ size guitar too.
- Full Size | Full size guitars are generally agreed to be suitable for those aged 11 or 12 and up. With the exception being those who are a bit shorter in height. Full size is the most common size and can be found in just about every style with the most variety.