BB King and Joe Bonnamassa

How Old To Play A Full Sized Guitar?

So your a teacher and your student who is taking guitar lessons with you is still using a 3/4 sized guitar and asks that question ‘Am I big enough for a full sized guitar yet?”

Here is some expert guitar tutoring advice. From the picking position up to the nut on a standard guitar is just over 50cm so allowing for a bent arm anyone with a single arm length of 55cm+ should be able to handle a full sized guitar. Measure from under the armpit up to their finger tips.

Most children by the age of 12 should be able to handle a full sized, but a true way to find out is give them a full sized and if they can finger the first fret without their limbs over stretching then they should be there or there abouts.

Let us know how you get on.


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