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JCJXXL
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My 7 yr old nephew who lives with us has discovered he loves the guitar. He loves it show much that I hardly get to play on mine because the second he wakes up until bedtime all he wants to do is play the guitar. I think it's great since he a bit of hyper ADD kid and the guitar seems to slow him down and make him focus.

So now my question, does anyone have any suggestions as to where to look or even certain models of CHEAP child sized guitars?

I've checked Ebay and I am looking for very cheap... Being 7 yrs old I don't want to invest large amounts of money into the guitar. At least not until he is a 10 yr old guitar god! LOL!


   
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pearlthekat
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i have a guitar called an Amigo that I bought for $85 in a store. It's a half sized acoustic. I know you can get it online but i don't know where. You have to google amigo guitars and find a place. Then come in steel string and nylon string. it has a spruce top.


   
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guitarteacher
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I always recommend children start that age start on a Yamaha CGS-102 classical (that is a 1/2 size model). The nylon strings have less tension and are wider in diameter (no callouses required) and the strings are farther apart than they would be on an acoustic or electric providing a greater margin of error for both little hands. Yamaha's and Takamine's are the workhorses of the nylon string guitar world. They play in tune and are well set up which is exactly what you should look for in a beginner's instrument. The Yamaha CGS-102 is available for app. $100.

Good Luck!

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Misanthrope
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Wanted: Guitar for Child
The way they're behaving today, I'd swap my two for a guitar too :)

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Dan T.
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Wanted: Guitar for Child
The way they're behaving today, I'd swap my two for a guitar too :)

:lol: :lol: LOL! Some days... :wink:

Check out Rhondo Music:
http://www.rondomusic.net/index.html

They have some inexpensive acoustic guitars in smaller sizes, and also some short scale electrics for under $100.

Dan

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JCJXXL
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Wanted: Guitar for Child
The way they're behaving today, I'd swap my two for a guitar too :)

LOL!!!! Too funny! Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I will definitely be looking into those. I failed to mention that he wants an electric. I think he wants to be a rock star :)


   
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Off He Goes
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http://www.artandlutherieguitars.com/amis.htm

This one is great, Canadian made, wonderful quality and tone.

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pearlthekat
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if he wants electric probably the best thing to do is to find the cheapest package deal you can find. that way you get the guitar, small amp, maybe a book, some strings. i don't know what you call a lot of money but you can probably find someting for around $200. Guitar Center is sure to have something.


   
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