Buying your first Electric Guitar (1/2 Size)

In this short blog post, we are going to look at some of our recommended electric guitars for beginners. Buying your first guitar can be a little bit daunting, especially if you do not know what to look for. Before continuing, check out our other blog post on buying a guitar. This will give you some insights on what to look for. In this blog post, we are going to recommend some specific makes and models that we think are particularly good.

Guitars for younger players

Let us start by looking at some guitars designed for younger players and smaller hands. These guitars are in the 3/4 and 1/2 size category that we think are particularly good.

IBANEZ GRGM21 MIKRO ELECTRIC GUITAR

We got a couple of these in a while ago. They are well made, have really cool designs and small. Perfect for younger players that are not yet ready to play a full-size guitar.

Average RRP: £159

EPIPHONE LES PAUL EXPRESS

The Epiphone les paul express is a small size electric guitar. Good brand, well made and comes in a couple of different colours. What’s not to like.

Average RRP £109

SQUIER MINI GUITAR

Another good choice of small guitars from iconic brand Fender. These guitars are smaller versions of the iconic fender strat.

Retails around £109 for the Guitar alone.

Conclusion

So half size electric guitars are not as common as you would believe. They do exist but primarily online and some larger stores. The one piece of advice I would give in buying a smaller guitar is to always look for build quality. Try and avoid unknown brands and eBay deals. Some of the smaller guitars I have seen that have been randomly purchased from eBay have been shocking.

If you can wait a little longer until you can play a full-size guitar. You will be getting more for your money and a better quality item that will last longer. Many of these smaller guitars are priced so closely to a full-size guitar.

Anyway, hope you found this useful. If you want to contribute anything to the article let us know!