How we make this guitar better
Problem: Not playable out of the box because the strings are too high off the fingerboard.
Solution: We rework this guitar to make the strings as close as possible to the fingerboard so it is very easy to play.
Problem: Not made of quality woods and can be unstable – very sensitive to temperature and humidity changes.
Solution: We season this guitar under normal string tension for a minimum of 8 days before adjusting in order to help stabilize the wood.
Problem: The “Zero Fret” can be confusing for the young player.
Solution: We color the Zero Fret black to distinguish it from the other frets.
Problem: Has cheap tuning machines which can make it difficult to tune.
Solution: As with all young children, it is best to have a teacher or parent tune the guitar until your child gains tuning experience over time.
Problem: There is no truss rod to adjust the neck
Solution: We adjust the bridge. The bridge has screw adjustments to help compensate for any neck movement.
Notes for Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers
If there were a better quality, appropriately sized guitar, then we would not choose this one. This guitar is made of low quality woods and can be difficult to tune.
However, it is reasonably priced and what is available for children ages 4 to 6. You can also be confident that it is easy to play because of our seasoning process and the way we rework the instrument at all the critical playing areas.
This guitar can actually be played by the younger player. They can learn to play notes and simple chords that ring clearly and develop proper playing technique with the guidance of a good teacher. This after all, is what every parent and teacher wants for children who have expressed an interest in playing the guitar. Their education is affected by the playability of the guitar and the materials they have to work with.
Notes for Guitar Teachers
You will find it very easy to teach children on our guitars because we have seasoned and reworked this guitar at the bridge, saddle and nut.
This guitar will enhance the teaching and learning process because it is so easy for children to produce clear notes with it.
You can spend your time doing what you do best – teaching the joy and excitement of learning how to play an instrument – without the instrument itself being a barrier to learning.
A properly playing instrument will make it easier for you to teach and easier for your students to learn.
- Fun and Easy to play for the young Musician
- Easy to Hold
- FirstGuitar has adjusted this guitar to exacting specifications
- This guitar features a “0” Fret which we have further adjusted for extremely easy playability
- Extremely well suited for the success of young players from Ages 4 to 6
- Visually Inspiring for the young player
- Distinctive Appearance
- Open Style Tuning Gears
Recommended String Gauge
No greater than Light Gauge Strings .011 through .052
Finish and Construction
- Metallic Black Finish
- Sapelle Back & Sides
- Hardwood Fingerboard and Bridge
- Open Tuning Gears
- Overall Length………..31″
- Scale Length …………19″
- Fingerboard Radius….0″ Flat
- Body Depth ………….3″
- Body Length …………13.75″
- Upper Bout …………..7.5″
- Lower Bout …………..10″
- Waist …………………..6.5″
All measurements to the nearest 8th inch. Specifications are subject to change without notice.