3/4 guitar for beginner

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jits50

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Is a 3/4 nylon string guitar easier to start learning guitar instead of a full size? My fingers are not stretching enough particularly on the higher strings on my full size electric guitar.

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Is a 3/4 nylon string guitar easier to start learning guitar instead of a full size? My fingers are not stretching enough particularly on the higher strings on my full size electric guitar.

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maggior

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Originally Posted by: jits50

Is a 3/4 nylon string guitar easier to start learning guitar instead of a full size? My fingers are not stretching enough particularly on the higher strings on my full size electric guitar.

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A 3/4 steel string guitar could work for you also.

We got a 3/4 steel string guitar for my kids a few years ago. I think it is the perfect thing to learn on. It is much easier to play...the strings are easier on the fingers and the frets are closer together.

Even though it's small, an adult can play it fine. I can even bend notes which I find hard to do on a regular acoustic. I play it all of the time.

Not all 3/4 size guitars are equal...3/4 seems to be a blanket term for "smaller than usual". Go to a store and check out what they have. We have a Mitchell (Guitar Center house brand) that we are happy with.

The smaller size will not sound as good as a full size acoustic...it's thin and tinny sounding in comparison. If you are using it as a learning tool and a way to ramp up to a full size guitar, than you don't have to worry about that.

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Originally Posted by: jits50

Is a 3/4 nylon string guitar easier to start learning guitar instead of a full size? My fingers are not stretching enough particularly on the higher strings on my full size electric guitar.

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A 3/4 steel string guitar could work for you also.

We got a 3/4 steel string guitar for my kids a few years ago. I think it is the perfect thing to learn on. It is much easier to play...the strings are easier on the fingers and the frets are closer together.

Even though it's small, an adult can play it fine. I can even bend notes which I find hard to do on a regular acoustic. I play it all of the time.

Not all 3/4 size guitars are equal...3/4 seems to be a blanket term for "smaller than usual". Go to a store and check out what they have. We have a Mitchell (Guitar Center house brand) that we are happy with.

The smaller size will not sound as good as a full size acoustic...it's thin and tinny sounding in comparison. If you are using it as a learning tool and a way to ramp up to a full size guitar, than you don't have to worry about that.

Go here to check out some of my playing
Go here to check out some of my duo's work

robert.seabrooke

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I would also add silk strings closes to nylon strings you can get for steel guitar. I use them now and have been playing over 2 years now.

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I would also add silk strings closes to nylon strings you can get for steel guitar. I use them now and have been playing over 2 years now.

PapaRich

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Also, when looking for a small guitar, make sure it's 3/4 and not parlor. The latter guitars are smaller than a regular size in the body but the frets and neck are the same as a regular guitar. I have a parlor because of this but you may want to get a guitar with a smaller neck.

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Also, when looking for a small guitar, make sure it's 3/4 and not parlor. The latter guitars are smaller than a regular size in the body but the frets and neck are the same as a regular guitar. I have a parlor because of this but you may want to get a guitar with a smaller neck.

iraleksandrova1992

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If you can stretch to a mid-priced acoustic you should be able to get something suitable for a beginner. ifacetimeapp Classical guitars have nylon strings, which are softer than steel strings, and easier to press down. However, the neck is much wider on a classical guitar, which can be a struggle for beginners.

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If you can stretch to a mid-priced acoustic you should be able to get something suitable for a beginner. ifacetimeapp Classical guitars have nylon strings, which are softer than steel strings, and easier to press down. However, the neck is much wider on a classical guitar, which can be a struggle for beginners.

William MG

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You might want to look at an Ephiphone Les Paul JR. I just picked one up cheap on the used market.

Repertoire:

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Made Easy)

Link to the lesson here - very good for a beginner

Wild Horses (Made Easy)

Link to lesson here

Highway To Hell

Link to lesson here

Honky Tonk Women (Made Easy)

Lesson here - very easy for beginners

Breaking the Law - fun, fast paced song.

Lesson here

Honky Tonk Women - (Not Made Easy!) I will lick this song someday

Lesson here

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You might want to look at an Ephiphone Les Paul JR. I just picked one up cheap on the used market.

Repertoire:

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Made Easy)

Link to the lesson here - very good for a beginner

Wild Horses (Made Easy)

Link to lesson here

Highway To Hell

Link to lesson here

Honky Tonk Women (Made Easy)

Lesson here - very easy for beginners

Breaking the Law - fun, fast paced song.

Lesson here

Honky Tonk Women - (Not Made Easy!) I will lick this song someday

Lesson here