Classical guitars are available both Brand New and pre-owned. AH Music Grantham stocks a variety of classical guitars from brands like Artisan. Find the right guitar that suits you! Different sizes available, (full size) 4/4, 3/4 and 1/2 Size.

What is a Classical Guitar?

An classical guitar is a stringed instrument which is similar in appearance and build to an acoustic guitar, except it is strung with nylon strings and has a wider fretboard. It is typically played using fingers, thumb or by plucking, strumming, picking with a plectrum and is normally tuned to E, A, D, G, B and E. It's also commonly referred as a nylong strun guitar and is recommended by most schools for beginners.

what size classical guitar do i need?

The size guitar you choose for your child is, perhaps, the most crucial aspect affecting the child's ability to actually play the guitar. A guitar that is too large will be impossible to play, while a guitar that is too small will teach your child to play incorrectly, making it difficult for him or her to transfer to a standard size guitar upon reaching adulthood.

  • In general, a 4 to 6 year old child, ranging in height from 3'3" to 3'9" (99 cm to 114 cm), needs a guitar that is 1/4 of the standard size.
  • A 5 to 8 year old child, ranging in height from 3'10" to 4'5" (117 cm to 135 cm), needs a guitar that is 1/2 the full size.
  • Children between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, ranging in height from 4'6" to 4'11" (137 cm to 150 cm) need a 3/4 size guitar.
  • Children ages 11 and up who are at least 5' (152 cm) tall can have a standard, full-size guitar.

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