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12-09-2011, 10:58 AM
I'm looking for a playable (not one of the many virtually untunable/unplayable) acoustic guitar for my kid.
Anybody have any suggestions? My friend got his kid a hanna montana guitar :bonk several years ago and it plays and sound very good for a cheap guitar, have not found anything similar yet. :huh Figured somebody has had an experience with this around here.
12-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Check in the acoustic section. Lots of threads on this with many recommendations.
12-09-2011, 12:13 PM
Some years ago I bought my daughter a Takamine 3/4 size nylon string that I though was a terrific student guitar for a young player....Not up to date on their latest offerings though.
12-09-2011, 12:17 PM
Musicians Friend has a Rogue acoustic for kids for $34.99 (Stupid Deal Of The Day).
There's a Dean acoustic for about $60 that receives fairly decent reviews. It comes in natural wood and pink (if you kid is a girl or plays in a glam acoustic band).
12-09-2011, 12:26 PM
Entry level Seagull, La Patrie, or Art and Lutherie (or any other Godin subsidiary) guitars are great choices. They can be picked up used for a smile and punch way above their weight class in terms of build quality, tone, and playability.
Just a thought.
12-10-2011, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the replies. Did not find anything in the acoustic section. Bummed I missed the stupid deal of the day... ugh, that would have been perfect. I'd like to keep the price under a hundred bucks if possible which rules out a lot I realize. Will look for the dean acoustic... pink would be perfect for my little daughter.
12-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Here are some threads from the Acoustic section that may be helpful. These threads are about 3/4-size instruments, getting a good quality acoustic for not a lot of money (especially for a kid), or both.
12-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Kijiji has used Yamaha acoustic guitars starting at $100 all the time.
I'd go with that.
12-10-2011, 01:32 PM
If you go for a 3/4, check Cort. They have an acoustic model called the Earth Mini OP; my parents gifted my young son a lightly-used Earth Mini that cost $120 or so. It is a fun guitar that is easy for kids to chord on and it stays in tune well and is well-constructed.
12-11-2011, 11:38 AM
I bought the Yamaha FG Jr. for my daughter when she was 6. i was surprised at the quality. 3/4 scale with Kluson type tuners. Sounds pretty good and intonates wellto the 12th fret. Could always become a decent beach or travel guitar when your child outgrows it.
12-11-2011, 02:49 PM
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