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Top 3/4 Size Electric Guitars for Kids 8-12

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How Do I Know I’m Getting The Right Size Guitar For My Kid? 

You’re a parent buying your child’s first guitar and you want to make sure you get it right. How can you know which guitar is the best choice for your child’s first guitar? With help from Rock Dojo, of course! Getting your child their first guitar is all about the sizing. 

Rock Dojo’s Guide To Children’s Guitar Sizes 

  • Ages 4-6 (measuring at a height of 3’3” to 3’9”) need a ¼ size guitar. 
  • Ages 5-8 (measuring at a height of 3’10” to 4’5”) need a ½ size guitar. 
  • Ages 8-11 (measuring at a height of 4’6” to 4’11”) need a ¾ size guitar. 
  • Ages 11+ (measuring at a height of 5’ and over) need a full-size guitar. 

Top ¾ Size Electric Guitars For Kids 8-12 

Now you know which size guitar your 8-year-old child needs – how can you make sure you choose an awesome guitar for your child to learn on? The Rock Dojo team makes professional recommendations for the best guitars for our students. Here are a few of our top choices for ¾ size electric guitars, perfect for your 8 to 12-year-old rockstar in the making. 

Squier Starter Pack, 3/4 Size – This starter pack is perfect for the parent who wants to make sure they have all their kick needs to rock out! It comes with Affinity Squier Stratocaster Guitar, Fender Frontman 10G amplifier, Fender electronic tuner, instructional DVD, Fender gig bag, Fender cable, strap, and picks – the total package for your soon-to-be rockstar! 

Squier Electric Guitar, 3/4 Size – An affordable and practical option for parents on a budget. Your 8-year-old is sure to love this stylish, cool guitar as they learn how to play! 

Ibanez Kids Electric Guitar, 3/4 Size – Parents can expect the Ibanez micron to play just as well as any of the standard Ibanez GIO series guitars. This series is also available in a wide range of rockin’ colors so your child can choose the instrument that suits their individuality! 

Fender Mexican Strat, Full Size – This is truly a professional-level instrument that will serve your child well as they build their guitar rockin’ skills. Not to mention, you can’t beat the Fender style! 

Amps And Tuners 

What else will your 8-year-old need for their electric guitar lessons? An amp of course! We recommend the Roland MICRO CUBE GX Portable 3-Watt Guitar Amplifier – a high-quality portable amplifier. Additionally, having a tuner is never a bad idea. The Snark SN-8 Super Tuner and the KLIQ UberTuner are easy tuners for kids to use! 

Sign Your Kids Up For Online Guitar Lessons 

The Rock Dojo is an award-winning guitar program for kids in Portland, OR. Online guitar lessons are the safest and most effective method for learning to play the guitar during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can register your kid now for our online group guitar classes for kids and private guitar lessons for kids

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