Using the Age to Guitar Size Chart
The following chart will help you choose the right sized guitar for your child. It is important to note that guitar size is only one part of making it easy for your child to play. An un-adjusted guitar will not be easy to play, even if it is the right size. Here at FirstGuitar.com, each guitar is inspected, properly adjusted and set up so that the strings are easy to press down and the notes ring clearly.
Ages 6 -9
||34″ 1/2 Size
||34″ 1/2 Size
||Mini Electric Guitar
||Mini Bass Guitar
Ages 9 – 12
Ages 12 – Adult
Why the right size may vary from child to child:
- If your child is small to average in height for his/her age, consider staying within the age group as listed on the chart.
- If your child is on the cusp of two groups, use his/her relative size to determine which age group to stay in. For example, if your nine-year-old is small for his/her age, choose from the 6-9 year group.
- If your child is above average in height, consider moving to the next age group, particularly if your child is on the cusp. In this case, your tall nine-year-old would do well with a guitar from the 9-12 year group.
What if my child wants to play a larger guitar?
Highly motivated children may overcome a slight size obstacle. Highly motivated children may desire a larger guitar because they view it as being more mature and feel a strong identity with it. These children will most likely be able to overcome a slight size obstacle.