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We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

Why trust BestReviews?
BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

A child may face a few frustrations before getting a good tone on a guitar: hand cramping, sore fingers, difficulty holding the instrument. Though ultimately rewarding, it's an uphill battle from the start, so you want to make the learning process as painless as possible by getting the right guitar. A beginning acoustic guitar needs to be smaller (a shorter neck) and have a thinner body; a young player must be able to reach over the guitar to play it. Look for quality over affordability, as strings that are too far from the fretboard are a major stumbling block, and a poorly made guitar will not be in tune with itself. Also bear in mind that nylon strings are easiest on the fingers.

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