Why steel strings are better for ages 4 to 6

Why do we offer a steel string guitar rather than a nylon string guitar for children ages 4 to 6?

In this audio clip, FirstGuitar co-founder Jim Thomas answers the question from his perspective as a professional guitar teacher.

Listen to find out:

  • Why we recommend 30″ steel string guitars for ages 4, 5 and 6, even though 30” nylon string guitars are also available.
  • What criteria should be used to decide between nylon or steel strings for the young guitar student?
  • How does the style of music you want to play affect the choice between nylon or steel strings?
  • Which type of strings is best for ear training? How nylon vs. steel strings affect your child’s ability to learn proper pitch.
  • Why steel strings are no harder to play than nylon strings
  • How nylon strings can contribute to developmental issues

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