Left-Handed Guitar

Quality guitars are available for left handed children!

Although some left handed kids can learn just fine on right handed guitars, we feel that a left handed guitar is often the better choice. It is generally accepted that the dominant hand is better suited for holding and using a guitar pick. If you decide to purchase a left handed guitar, then size and playability are the next important factors.

Fortunately, quality left handed guitars are available in ½ and ¾ sizes at inexpensive prices. This page will provide you with guitar recommendations according to your student’s age range. For kids ages 4-6, we recommend ½ size guitars, for kids ages 7-10, we recommend ¾ size guitars, and for kids ages 11 and up, we recommend full size guitars.

We try to highlight the very best in guitars and related equipment, hoping to keep you up-to-date on where you can find the best “bang for your buck” gear on the market. Our goal is simply to help you locate the best equipment at the best prices – quickly and easily!

Guitar Recommendations:

Ages 4-6
½ size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar

Ages 7-10
¾ Electric Guitar
¾ Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
¾ Steel String

Ages 11 and up
Full Size Electric Guitar
Full size Acoustic Guitar

Electric Guitar Accessories
Guitar Amplifier
Guitar Cable

Ages 4-6

½ size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar

We like:

Guitar Works ½ size Left Handed Nylon String Guitar

This guitar is easy for a very young child to hold and play. Highly recommended for kids aged 4-6, or for older kids who are smaller than average in size.

Ages 7-10

¾ size Electric Guitar

We like:

STAGG S3000 ¾ size Left Handed Standard S

Electric short scale guitars are great for kids. Note: A Guitar amp is required for electric guitars.

¾ size Nylon String Acoustic Guitar

We like:

Guitar Works ¾ size Left Handed Nylon String Guitar

This nylon string guitar is easy for a child to hold and play. A good choice for kids who may have sensitive fingers.

¾ size Steel String Acoustic Guitar

We like:

Oscar Schmidt OG1 Left Handed 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar

This is a steel string guitar that works for kids ages 7-10.

Ages 11 and up

Full Size Electric Guitar

We like:

Square Affinity Stratocaster Left Handed

Full size electric guitars are a good choice for older kids who are 11 and up. Note: A guitar amp is required for electric guitars.

Full Size Acoustic Guitar

We like:

Kona K1L Left Handed Acoustic Dreadnought

If your child is 11 or older, a full size acoustic guitar is another good option. Note: A full size acoustic guitar may still be too large for some kids 11 and up. If your child is small for his or her age, consider a ¾ acoustic size guitar or a full size electric instead.

Electric Guitar Accessories

A guitar amplifier and cable are required when using electric guitars to produce a substantial volume. Fortunately, there are low-cost amps available that work great for kids. As a result, an electric guitar and amp is not much more expensive than an acoustic guitar. Note: A guitar cable is also required.

Guitar Amplifier

We like:

Fender Frontman 10G

This light weight (8.5 pound) good quality amp includes an auxiliary input jack for jam-along with Media Player or CD and an output jack for silent practice

Guitar Cable

We like:

Hosa Cable GTR210

A guitar cable must be used to connect the guitar to the amplifier. This 10 foot cable is reasonably priced, good quality and very reliable.