Best Kids Acoustic Guitars

When you think of ¾ sized guitars the first thing that comes to mind is probably kids acoustic guitars; smaller sized models for those who are just learning to play. This, however, is not entirely accurate.

While most ¾ sized guitars are designed with younger players in mind, they are also good for those adult players who are of a slighter build and who cannot handle a full-sized guitar. So when you’re comparing ¾ sized models, it is important to know just what you are looking for.

Are you looking for a manageable model for an adult or experienced player? Or are you looking for a smaller model that will fit a child’s hands? Unfortunately most guitar reviews do not make a difference between the two. Here you will find a comparison of some of the best acoustic guitars for those who need a ¾ sized child acoustic guitar .


Taylor Baby Taylor

Taylor Baby Taylor Taylor Baby Taylor ... If you’re looking for kids acoustic guitars to give the young beginning guitarist, or if you are a smaller adult player looking for a guitar that you can handle and that won’t sound like a child’s toy guitar, then it is the Taylor Baby Taylor that you will be wanting. It is an excellent choice for a beginner’s acoustic guitar and has a sweet, clear sound that is a result of combining a solid mahogany top with sapele arched back and sides. As an additional incentive, the Taylor Baby Taylor has a slim neck which makes it much easier to play for those with smaller hands and, at only $299, this is definitely the best choice for kids acoustic guitars. You can compare the sound of the Taylor Baby Taylor to the Taylor’s Taylor, a more feminine version of this guitar, but there really is no comparison when you are comparing it to the Ibanez. And you can keep your guitar safe by purchasing a SKB-300 Baby Taylor Hardshell Case for just ~$89.


Taylor Taylor Swift

Taylor Taylor Swift Taylor Taylor Swift 3/4 Size Guitar is a Baby Taylor with a decidedly feminine flair. Named for guitarist and vocalist Taylor Swift, this ¾ size dreadnought is an awesome choice in kid’s acoustic guitars due to its quality craftsmanship, superb tone and its visual appeal. Made with a solid Sitka spruce top and a sapele laminate body, the Taylor Swift model has a delicate screen-printed rosette around the keyhole that gives it a flavor all its own and for tone can be compared to the Taylor Baby Taylor, as they are practically the same guitar with slightly different aesthetic touches. While the Taylor Taylor Swift comes with a padded gig bag, consider carrying your Taylor in a plush SKB-300 Baby Taylor Plush Hardshell Case for just ~$89.

Martin LX1 Little Martin

Martin LX1 Little Martin The Martin LX1 Little Martin is a great deal for ¾ size kids acoustic guitars. With a solid Sitka spruce top and a price tag at just $299, it has the Martin name, but cannot live up to the Taylor Baby Taylor or the Taylor Taylor Swift when it comes to tone and projection. It does however, have a great volume that is far better than the Ibanez or even the Martin LXM, and it’s lighter, brighter tone comes closer to the Taylor Baby Taylor than do any of the others. Don’t forget to protect your purchase with a Gator GWE 3/4 Hardshell Case for just ~$70.

LXM Little Martin

LXM Little Martin The Martin LXM Little Martin is, at ~$279, a good choice for kid’s acoustic guitars if you are looking to save a few dollars. However, for just $20 more you can get the Martin LX1 Little Martin, or even the Taylor Baby Taylor and have a guitar with a solid top and a much better tone than the LXM. On the plus side, the LXM has a dark woody tone that is not as bright or light as the LX1, and its high pressure laminate top holds up well to changes in humidity. Either way you will need the Gator GWE 3/4 Hardshell Case for ~$70 to protect your instrument.

Ibanez IJC30 Quickstart ¾ Scale Classical Guitar Pack

Ibanez IJC30 Quickstart Ibanez IJC30 Quickstart ... A great choice for kid’s acoustic guitars, the Ibanez Guitar Pack not only comes with a ¾ scale guitar, but an electronic tuner and a gig bag as well as an accessories pouch and has everything you need to get started playing classical guitar. While its tone can’t compare to the Martins or Taylors, with a price of just $119 it definitely levels the playing field when it comes to affordability.


Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG-2 ¾ Size

Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG-2 3/4 Size

The Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG-2 3/4-Size Guitar is a dream to play and produces a sound that will totally blow you away. But don’t confuse the Gibson with kids acoustic guitars; this is not a model for a beginner, unless of course you are a beginner who doesn’t mind paying $1,999 for your first guitar. No, this is definitely a model to work up to; an instrument to aspire to, and is worth every penny of the price. With an AA-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid Honduran mahogany back and sides, this model leaves the rest of the ¾ models in the dust and will definitely give you a tone to remember. But don’t leave your investment unprotected! Purchase a plush, Gator GWE-3/4 Hardshell Case for just ~$70.


From the $1,999 Arlo Guthrie Gibson to the $199 Ibanez beginner's model , there are plenty of ¾ sized great acoustic guitars to choose from. So take a look at the guitar reviews and weigh your options, because chances are that you will find exactly what you’re looking for. And while these are not the only ¾ models available, they should give you an idea of what is out there in the way of kids acoustic guitars and guitars that are designed for more slightly built players so that you will get the very best acoustic guitar for your money.

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