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Classical Guitar For Children Suggestions Please

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I want to buy my nipper an acoustic guitar. He's 7, and my daughter, 6 will likely want to start playing soon too.

Anyone know whether Goya guitars are any good?

http://www.londonguitarstudio.com/goya-12-size-guitar-starter.ir?cName=guitars-smaller-sized-guitars

http://www.londonguitarstudio.com/guitars-smaller-sized-guitars.irc

or should I wait for the Euro post and go for a Jose Ribera (can't seem to get them in the UK):

http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_classic_pro_12.htm

I will want to play on it too, so don't want to buy tat.

TIA

DoH

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Hello Duke,

If guitars are for kids i would have thought a narrower neck might be better for small hands. Classical guitars tend to have wide necks.

Against that, you would have to balance the fact that nylon strings tend to be easier on the fingers than steel strings.

Yamaha have a few ranges with fairly narrow necks.

Think the LL series would be a place to look. Might be a bit over budget, but reckon you'd enjoy playing it.

In general Yamaha make very solid kit. Whatever they turn their hand to.

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I want to buy my nipper an acoustic guitar. He's 7, and my daughter, 6 will likely want to start playing soon too.

Anyone know whether Goya guitars are any good?

http://www.londonguitarstudio.com/goya-12-size-guitar-starter.ir?cName=guitars-smaller-sized-guitars

http://www.londonguitarstudio.com/guitars-smaller-sized-guitars.irc

or should I wait for the Euro post and go for a Jose Ribera (can't seem to get them in the UK):

http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_classic_pro_12.htm

I will want to play on it too, so don't want to buy tat.

TIA

DoH

I would go to Argos and get a 3/4 size nylon strung guitar. Alternatively get a 3/4 size Jose Ferrerer (sp?) nylon strung guitar - a bit more expensive but really lovely guitars.

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Hello Duke,

If guitars are for kids i would have thought a narrower neck might be better for small hands. Classical guitars tend to have wide necks.

Against that, you would have to balance the fact that nylon strings tend to be easier on the fingers than steel strings.

Yamaha have a few ranges with fairly narrow necks.

Think the LL series would be a place to look. Might be a bit over budget, but reckon you'd enjoy playing it.

In general Yamaha make very solid kit. Whatever they turn their hand to.

Yamaha make very good kit! Are you sure the lad wouldn't prefer a steel strung one?

The Tanglewood are quite nice too!

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If in doubt, Yamaha.

You will not get a dud! One off my friends has both a steel and a nylon strung one. Both nice! :)

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I want to buy my nipper an acoustic guitar. He's 7, and my daughter, 6 will likely want to start playing soon too.

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I will want to play on it too, so don't want to buy tat.

TIA

DoH

Surely you need a fullsize one and the kids need a halfsize one? Better to go downmarket and get 2 cheaper ones?

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Echoing what's been said already, I'd go for a Yamaha CS 3/4 size. It'll be good enough that it won't put them off playing it just by being nasty but not so expensive that they'll regret it if they turn out not to be interested or, like my lad did with a cheap guitar I got for him, sit on it by accident.

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Echoing what's been said already, I'd go for a Yamaha CS 3/4 size. It'll be good enough that it won't put them off playing it just by being nasty but not so expensive that they'll regret it if they turn out not to be interested or, like my lad did with a cheap guitar I got for him, sit on it by accident.

Indeed, the young chap might prefer a bassoon! ;)

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Echoing what's been said already, I'd go for a Yamaha CS 3/4 size. It'll be good enough that it won't put them off playing it just by being nasty but not so expensive that they'll regret it if they turn out not to be interested or, like my lad did with a cheap guitar I got for him, sit on it by accident.

Seconded, my son has a 3/4 size Yamaha CS40. Cost about £80 and has a very reasonable sound.

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