Best Beginner Guitars For Kids – The Ultimate Guide To Start Your Guitar Journeys

Acoustic guitar display on the market
Acoustic guitars on the market

Parents always look for some things for their child to involve with and one of them is “music” but getting your child interested in playing music specially guitar is not easy and a lot of hard work to be done. Looking for the right instrument, materials and equipment, seeking out good teacher to teach your kids and keeping your kids focus and motivated is a few things you need to take into account.

Watching your child develop their musical skill, expressing their emotions through music using their instruments and see them grow every day improving their musicality is worth it. If your kids shows interest on playing musical instrument specially guitar, don’t hesitate to support them as best as you can.

Yes! You are in the right place and I know that you are looking for guitar so in this article we are going to talk about the top 4 guitars that your kids will probably love it!

Luna Aurora Borealis 3/4 Guitar

Aurora Borealis compact steel-string is definitely made for kids. It is a great value model with awesome lunar-themed design and one of the excellent choice for kids who want to start their music journey. Certainly parent-friendly because of its low price ranging around 120 to 160 dollars. The Crescent Moon sound hole design has become a staple on Aurora series. It has a traditional (non-cutaway) flat top body, with a 3/4 scale that makes it more comfortable for kids to play than the standard size guitar.

Aurora is made from a basswood that produces a soft sound and focus on strong mid range sound, balanced tone and definitely a lightweight guitar. Aurora has four designs, (Pink Pearl, Teal Sparkle, Black Pearl and White Sparkle). These finishes are with glitter to give the instrument a real twinkle that your kids will surely love.

Aurora has a total of 19 frets mahogany neck and rosewood fret board. The materials are pretty standard for the price. Overall aurora is pretty good for beginners who wanted to learn basic guitar chords and it has a good look and soft sound that your kids will enjoy.

Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Guitar

Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar is a version of Yamaha’s top acoustic-electric guitar, the APX500II. It is handy that you can always bring anywhere or while you are traveling because of its size and perfectly fit for beginner guitarist. The price is ranging between 170 to 200 dollars. The price is not that really bad specially with those parents who really want their kids to learn guitar.

Meranti is the wood that is used to build the side and back of the body. It has 21 frets in total made from rosewood and the small hand friendly neck is made from nato wood. Compare to a full size guitar with better tone and projection, it is actually sounds good for such a small guitar and provides enough volume for practice purposes and for indoor group jam.

Overall, APXT2 is pretty great for beginners and those with smaller hands. With the bright sound that the guitar can produce, your kids will surely enjoy playing it.

Fender MA-1 3/4 Guitar

Fender is one of the most famous brand when we talk about guitars but hey! You don’t have to be an expert on playing guitar to buy one of their guitars. I know what you are thinking when you hear the brand “Fender” but guess what? Fender MA-1 3/4 is here and the price is actually affordable. It is ranging around 120 to 150 dollars. It is primarily made for students, but it has proven to be a good grab and go travel instrument for advanced players who are always moving around.

MA-1 is a child friendly guitar that offers a good quality sound, style and play ability. Just don’t look at its build cause with the price entry level, you won’t find any solid wood here. The compact body is very comfortable with small players specially kids. The neck is also made from nato wood and it has a total of 18 frets and the fret board is made from rosewood.

Fact: When it comes to sound, kids never really care how good the sound as long as they can play the chord and strum the guitar. But I assure you that MA-1 regardless of the build, have a good light sound and much more focus on the mid range sound with a well-balanced soft sound. It is good to use for practice and for family bonding. I would say that looks does not really matter but what matters most is what is inside and that is the sound.

Martin LX1 Little Martin Guitar

Martin Guitar is the most popular when it comes to acoustic guitars and here is “little martin”. Big name, small guitar, big quality, small price! When I say price, 350 dollars is not that really bad for a big name but high quality guitar! This guitar is a dream for advanced tiny finger guitarist but that doesn’t mean that beginner kids can’t have this.

All the guitars that we discussed above, only little martin has the sound, excellent sound like a full size martin guitar. This popular little acoustic is one of the best out their in terms of quality and sound. Little martin is authentic made in Mexico so to your surprise, the price is really affordable. Probably your kids will not appreciate the guitar for now but as they grow on their musical skills, they will realize the quality and sound of the martin guitar. Here is my full review about Martin LX1. Check it out!

Looks Good? Sounds Good is a lot better!

Not all parents know how to look for a good quality sound so they use their eyes to buy instruments for their kids. If that is the case, my recommendation is to look first on the top brand then decide to choose the instrument that you want to buy for your kids because top guitar brands sells quality products.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Randyford Molano

founder of Guitar Chords & scales


2 thoughts on “Best Beginner Guitars For Kids – The Ultimate Guide To Start Your Guitar Journeys

  1. Jerimy says:

    Your knowledge of various guitars is remarkable. As a visual person, I can see myself buying a guitar because of how it looks. But, as you pointed out, the sound is better! Thank you for this guide, I found it very helpful.

    1. Randyford Molano says:

      Hello Jerimy. we all need help on something that we are passionate and my goal is to help people to make things easier for them to find a guitar and to learn guitar. If you still have any concerns or questions regarding best guitars for kids please kindly leave a comment below and i will be so happy to answer you. Thank you!


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