Do you ever feel frustrated when everyone around you seems to know how to play the guitar while you struggle with it no matter what you do? Maybe you have the wrong guitar. For those who have small hands, having the wrong “size” of guitar can be a pretty common problem. This is because most models sold on the market are designed to accommodate average people. Fortunately, manufacturers are now making guitars that cater to players with small hands. Here are some of our recommendations.
Top-Rated Acoustic- Electric Guitar
The Epiphone PR-5E Acoustic-Electric Guitar has been a trusted acoustic-electric guitar for almost over two decades now. Designed by Epiphone in 1990, its distinctive body shape was patterned after Epiphone’s classic ES-335 style guitars such as the Sheraton and Casino. But instead of a double-cutaway, the PR-5E features a unique, single “Florentine” or sharp cutaway. The large lower bout provides excellent lows and a solid mid-range with easy access to the upper frets on the neck. When it comes to its external appearance, it may look a little bland, but for those who truly appreciate such style, this model is as beautiful as it can get. It boasts a premium select spruce top with a hand-scalloped, proprietary X-bracing pattern. Combined with the slightly arched mahogany back and mahogany sides, it provides a sweet tone that projects well even when unplugged. The select mahogany neck has a 25.5″ scale and the SlimTaper profile makes it easy and comfortable to play no matter what size your hands are.
Another great feature of the PR-5E is its gold Grover machine heads for tuning accuracy and stability along with premium gold hardware, snowflake fingerboard inlays, and Epiphone’s Sloped Dovewing headstock that add to its premium sound production. Added to that is its eSonic preamp and NanoFlex pickup system. When engaged, the guitar’s output is automatically muted with no “popping” noise, making it a perfect choice for stage use. You can even push in the “tuner” button and unplug the guitar without a loud “pop.” To top it all off, it does have that impressive acoustic tone you’d want from an acoustic guitar, yet it roars when plugged, giving you the sense of an electric guitar.
Top-Rated Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
The Yamaha FG700S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar is part of the company’s FG series, one that was introduced in the 1960’s. The FG is a perfect example of Yamaha’s unique combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern guitar-building techniques. And as Yamaha has reiterated, the joint between body and neck is essential to an acoustic guitar, not just for physical stability but also for sound. The efficient transfer of vibrations from neck to body is crucial in creating a full and balanced tone. The FG700S features a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint. The precisely crafted joint uses no metal parts and gives the guitar the best neck-to-body contact for outstanding tone along with incredibly strength and stability.
This model also boasts Yamaha’s signature ultra-thin finish. The perfect combination of advanced finish technology and artisan hand-spraying techniques ensures the rich, high-gloss finish on FG models is around 0.25 mm thin. It provides the minimum restriction of vibrations of the wood, and a louder, fuller tone while remaining incredibly strong and resilient. This is arguably one of the best entry-level acoustic guitar. In the package are die-cast tuners, solid sitka spruce top, and a rosewood fingerboard. Other features include a black-and-white body binding, tortoise pickguard, and a high-gloss natural finish that will look great under the stage lights. It’s backed by Yamaha’s limited lifetime warranty.
Top-Rated Inexpensive Acoustic Guitar
The Daisy Rock Wildwood Short Scale Acoustic Guitar, by its look alone, is designed with women’s smaller frames and hands in mind. The neck is narrower and slimmer than most, making it easier for smaller hands to find their way up and down the frets. Made to a scale of 22 ¾ inches, it is the perfect fit for easy handling by younger people in need of a smaller and more lightweight instrument for their guitar playing journey.
This guitar is well made and is very pleasing both aesthetically and in quality. The classy Bleach Blonde finish is accented nicely by a gorgeous mahogany neck, custom tuners made of chrome, perloid daisy inlays, crème bindings and a fingerboard made from rosewood. The top is constructed of flamed maple and the back and sides are also mahogany producing not only a great sound but also an inspiring look and a cool vibe. Portability is yet another advantage of this model. Finally, the price is so affordable, and you’re getting more value than what you would have paid for it.