4/4 Guitar – Full Size Guitare for Youth

full size guitarA 4/4 size or a 40 inch guitar is the biggest guitar size on the market. They are often just called standard guitar or full size guitar. For kids from 12 years, this guitar size is in most cases the right choice. This guitar size is not only a guitar only for kids but also for adults. That’s why, there is a huge choice of full size guitars on the market. You will find endless models among classical, acoustic and eletric guitars. In the following, we want to show the best full size guitars.

If you are looking for the first guitar for your chil,d then it doesn’t make too much sense to buy the most expensive model. In addition to that, you should rather get a classical guitar with nylon strings for a beginner since they are easier to start on. If your child would absolutely like to start on an electric guitar, you can go for it. An electric one is equipped with steel stings but the tension is quite less and the steel strings for electric guitars are also thinner. So, first choice is a classical guitar with nylon strings, an electric guitar should be also fine for most cases but try to avoid acoustic steel string guitars for young beginners. If your child already plays the guitar, then you can switch to an acoustic steel string guitar without any big problems.

Best full size classical guitars

There are many classical nylon string guitars on the market. Yamaha is one of the best-known manufacturers offering affordable high quality entry-level guitars. I would even say that most young guitar beginners start on a Yamaha model. If you take a look in classrooms most of the kids have one from Yamaha.

The Yamaha-C40 is an excellent model in the entry-level segment for a very fair price. It holds the tuning perfectly and for a long time, the finish and construction is well done and it has a nice sound. It’s the perfect beginner guitar and it’s also available in a bundle with a tuner, additional strings, plecs and a hard case. I would always go with a hard case because you need to take the guitar to your classes and it protects the guitar perfectly.

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Yamaha CGS104A Bundle

The Yamaha-C40 is an excellent model in the entry-level segment for a very fair price. It holds the tuning perfectly and for a long time, the finish and construction is well done and it has a nice sound. It’s the perfect beginner guitar and it’s also available in a bundle with a tuner, additional strings, plecs and a hard case. I would always go with a hard case because you need to take the guitar to your classes and it protects the guitar perfectly.

Cordoba C5-CE

A pretty well-known manufacturer for classical guitars is Cordoba. They mainly focus on classical nylon string guitars and have some really nice and high-quality models. The Cordoba C5-CE comes with a preamp, which means that you can connect it to an amp. So, this is really useful if your child wants to play on stage at school for example. It allows you also recording your guitar sound. The guitar is beautifully made and comes with a solid top, which ensures a good sound quality.

ADM Beginner Kit

If you are low on budget and you are looking for a complete bundle for an unbeatable price, then the classical guitar from ADM could be an option for you. The guitars don’t have the best quality in terms of finish and sound but for beginners they are good instruments to start. It comes with a tuner, a foot rest, a guitar stand, a capo, additional strings and a gig bag. So, you don’t need to buy any guitar accessories in addtion to these.

A pretty well-known manufacturer for classical guitars is Cordoba. They mainly focus on classical nylon string guitars and have some really nice and high-quality models. The Cordoba C5-CE comes with a preamp, which means that you can connect it to an amp. So, this is really useful if your child wants to play on stage at school for example. It allows you also recording your guitar sound. The guitar is beautifully made and comes with a solid top, which ensures a good sound quality.

If you are low on budget and you are looking for a complete bundle for an unbeatable price, then the classical guitar from AMD could be an option for you. The guitars don’t have the best quality in terms of finish and sound but for beginners they are good instruments to start. It comes with a tuner, a foot rest, a guitar stand, a capo, additional strings and a gig bag. So, you don’t need to buy any guitar accessories in addtion to these.

Best full size acoustic guitars

Smaller guitars for kids are dominated by classical nylon string guitars. However, full size are guitars are mostly acoustic steel string guitars. They got really popular since every rock and pop band uses acoustic instead of classical guitar. So many guitar beginners want to be play on a similar guitar as their idol.

Jasmine S35

If you are looking for a good entry-level guitar for a young beginner, you should consider the Jasmine S35. Jasmie offers beginner guitars and that’s why they are not well-known among many guitarists.  But for about $200 you a get really nice looking and sounding guitar. In this price range you probably won’t find a better acoustic guitar. This bundle includes also a hard case, a tuner and everything else to get started.

Fender CD-60S

One of the best-known guitar manufacturer is without doubt Fender. They have got also a pretty nice entry-level guitar, which is also sold in a bundle. The Fender Squier CD-60S comes with a ligh bag, a couple of new strings, a tuner, picks and a strap. This is really all you need to get started. You may consider getting a more solid or padded bag if your child carrys it around regularly but for the beginning it’s alright

Yamaha FGX800C

When talking about quality entry level instruments there has to be an instrument from Yamaha as well. The Yamaha FGX800C is a pretty nice looking guitar and this one comes with a solid spruce top. A sold top give always a better sound to a guitar. It comes also with some extra stuff like a tuner, strings and a strap. This Yamaha guitar is actually an electric acoustic guitar because it has an preamp. So, you can connect it with an amp for example to play on stage. This can be a very useful option to have. In addition to that, it comes in a bundle and you will get a hardshell case which is actually quite rarely to find in a bundle for beginner guitars but definitely a big plus. The built-in preamp makes the guitar a bit more expensive as well as the hardcase. If you don’t need those extra stuff, you can also the Yamaha FG800.

If you are looking for a good entry-level guitar for a young beginner, you should consider the Jasmine S35. Jasmie offers beginner guitars and that’s why they are not well-known among many guitarists.  But for about $200 you a get really nice looking and sounding guitar. In this price range you probably won’t find a better acoustic guitar. This bundle includes also a hard case, a tuner and everything else to get started.

One of the best-known guitar manufacturer is without doubt Fender. They have got also a pretty nice entry-level guitar, which is also sold in a bundle. The Fender Squier CD-60S comes with a ligh bag, a couple of new strings, a tuner, picks and a strap. This is really all you need to get started. You may consider getting a more solid or padded bag if your child carrys it around regularly but for the beginning it’s alright

When talking about quality entry level instruments there has to be an instrument from Yamaha as well. The Yamaha FGX800C is a pretty nice looking guitar and this one comes with a solid spruce top. A sold top give always a better sound to a guitar. It comes also with some extra stuff like a tuner, strings and a strap. This Yamaha guitar is actually an electric acoustic guitar because it has an preamp. So, you can connect it with an amp for example to play on stage. This can be a very useful option to have. In addition to that, it comes in a bundle and you will get a hardshell case which is actually quite rarely to find in a bundle for beginner guitars but definitely a big plus. The built-in preamp makes the guitar a bit more expensive as well as the hardcase. If you don’t need those extra stuff, you can also the Yamaha FG800.

Best full size electric guitars

When it comes to electric guitars the market is huge. When getting started you should focus on an affordable electric guitar that’s comfortable to play.

Squier by Fender Stratocaster

The brands Gibson and Fender dominate the electric guitar market for professional guitar players. They both produce affordable entry level guitars as well but they are sold under a different brand. Squier for example is the brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars. The Squier Stratocaster series is an affordable electric guitar for beginners, which looks like an expensive one and also feels really comfortable to play. I already played on a Squier Stratocaster and I loved it.

LyxPro Bundle

If you are looking for a more affordable electric guitar that already comes with an amplifier, then the LyxPro could be interesting for. It has got everything you need, looks and sounds like a good electric guitar. The bundle includes an amplifier, a cable, a tuner, a strap and so on. You have everything to get started right away.

The brands Gibson and Fender dominate the electric guitar market for professional guitar players. They both produce affordable entry level guitars as well but they are sold under a different brand. Squier for example is the brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars. The Squier Stratocaster series is an affordable electric guitar for beginners, which looks like an expensive one and also feels really comfortable to play. I already played on a Squier Stratocaster and I loved it.

If you are looking for a more affordable electric guitar that already comes with an amplifier, then the LyxPro could be interesting for. It has got everything you need, looks and sounds like a good electric guitar. The bundle includes an amplifier, a cable, a tuner, a strap and so on. You have everything to get started right away.

Fender Frontman 10G

Blackstar FLY3

In case you buy an electric guitar without an amplifer, then I would recommend the Fender Frontman 10G and the Blackstar FLY3, which are some really good amplifiers for beginners. They are small and have already a cable included.

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