If you have ever had the misfortune of learning to play the guitar, you know that learning on a bad instrument is nothing short of trying to eat your shoes. It can be frustrating enough when you get your first guitar, only to realize after a few months that it is actually an inconvenience. One of the biggest mistakes made by new guitar players is overpaying for an instrument that just does not suit them. A guitar is an expensive investment. If the guitar is not suited to the owner s physique, it may hinder playing skills, which makes it much more difficult to play properly and consistently. Many players with little fingers find a regular-size fretboard too cramped and uncomfortable to play easily.
Guitars are designed to fit people of all shapes and sizes. People who have small hands do not necessarily need a guitar that is the same size as someone with larger hands. There are many different models available. You can even buy one online and transfer it to your own body!
The traditional shape of the neck is also something to consider when looking at guitars for small hands. The traditional shape for the neck of a guitar is a triangle. Many guitar makers try to make the guitar neck conform more to the shape of your hands so that your fingers are properly placed when you are strumming. If you have smaller hands, you will notice that a lot of music stores and music teachers tell their students to start by strumming down a neck with a few notes, and slowly move up to the thicker strings.
There are also a number of brands and models of acoustic guitar for small hands. One model is the Fender Stratocaster. The guitar has a lot of vintage tones. It is also well suited for playing the lead. Playing lead does require a lot of dexterity and agility, which is why Fender makes the guitar very comfortable!
The other best-selling guitar brand for smaller hands is the Yamaha, particularly the ES-series models. The Yamaha guitar is very well suited to small fingers because the strings are light and there are six frets, enough to allow all of your fingers to fit comfortably in the hole. Also, the pickguard and the truss rod do not stick out, so you will not be tempted to press down on the strings hard. The other nice thing about the Yamaha is that there are so many models of guitar that it is possible to find one that fits your budget as well as your playing style. A nice model is the PRS series.
A third option is to buy one of those electric guitars that are sized by size rather than by neck size. That way you know that you are getting a quality instrument and that you will be able to reach all the frets easily. One of my favorites is the EZ-series electric guitar by Peavey. This one has a whammy bar, and it is sized by size so that you can get all of the frets easily, which makes for a very nice sound. There are some other nice models available as well.
If your hands are very small, or if you have arthritis, an electric guitar might not be the best choice for you. There are electric guitars designed specifically for small hands, but these are often difficult to find. There are however many styles and brands available that are built for small hands and played by small guitarists. In fact, for some guitarists with extremely small hands, an electric guitar is ideal because it allows them to keep all of their fingers in tune, enabling them to play very clean lines and growl.
Ibanez is also well suited to acoustic playing as well. They have many models available, such as the Ibanez series s520 electric guitar, which has two single-coil pickups and two humbucker pickups in the back. This allows the guitarist to change the sound of their instrument without changing the strings. You can also use the humbucker at the bridge which takes the work out of controlling the sound. The single-coil pickup of the Ibanez series s 520 guitar sounds great, even with a pick.