Guitars For Small Hands: 3/4 Size Guitar

One of my student is 20 years old but a small man (about 5.4 feet high) with small hands(2.6 inches). He can’t play the full size guitar. When he asked me for tips on buying beginner guitar, I suggested he pick a 3/4 size guitar.

Choosing a beginner guitar is a very individual issue and must go for the one that really match your needs. If possible, try as many guitars as possible to decide which guitar you really like. If you can’t do this, then always choose the good brands like Epiphone, Squier( electric guitar) or Yamaha, Taylor, Takamine( acoustic guitars). Maybe guitars from these brands are not always make the exact tone you go after, but the quality of guitars from these brands is always very good and stable.

Most guitar manufacturers produce small size guitars with small body and scale. For beginners, search the brands motioned above to choose the decent 3/4 size guitar right for you.

Acoustic guitars:

Baby Taylor BT2

  • Solid Tropical American mahogany top and neck, sapele laminate back and sides, ebony fretboard and bridge
  • tusq nut and saddle,
  • die-cst chrome tuning pegs,
  • 19 frets.


Bright and clear tone, pronounces mid-range response, great for finger style players, great for kids and small hands.


Yamaha FG JR1 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha FG JR1

  • Spruce top, meranti back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fretboard
  • Chrome tuning pegs


Yamaha FG JR1 has bright sound, affordable price, high quality. Great for kids and small hands beginners.


Classical guitars:

Cordoba Cadete 3/4 Size
Cordoba Cadete

  • Full wood feature, Solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fretboard.
  • 3/4 size, lightweight
  • Gold tuning pegs and pearl buttons
  • Adjustable truss rod


Cordoba Cadete is a 3/4 size. It has warm and sweet tone. It is a great beginner classical guitar for kids and those with small hands.

Electric guitars:

Squier by Fender Limited Edition Mini Strat Electric Guitar

Squier by Fender Limited Edition Mini Strat

  • Three single coil pickups
  • 5 way pickup switch
  • Volume and tone control
  • C shape maple neck, rosewood fretboard