Best Guitars for Small Hands: All You Need to Know

Small hands with practice can be used to handling bigger instruments, but above all comfort is vital when playing the guitar, most especially for adult beginners and kids. According to, it’s a lot more fun to learn guitar chords and develop strength on a guitar that you enjoy and feel comfortable playing. We’ll begin with the best guitar (acoustic) for small hands, then we’ll further educate you on the best electric guitar ideal for small hands.

Yamaha APX500III Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Yamaha APX500III is one of the guitars that is highly recommended for beginners because it’s is fun and comfortable to play. The in-built tuner with the integrated system 66 pickup/preamp structure is very easy to use. In addition, this instrument doesn’t just have a cutaway for easy reach of the upper frets, it features a thin line body style.

What a thin line body means is that the Yamaha APX500III is not as deep or as thick as a conventional dreadnought. Giving the APX500III a thin line body style, Yamaha was able to offer to its fan base a guitar that very easy to hold, most especially for the players with small stature like teens, older kids, small bodied adults or petite. With the Yamaha APX500III when playing you can easily out your arm around the guitar, thus decreasing the amount of pressure exerted on your arm and your shoulder.

The sound produced from the thin body Yamaha APX500III is not loud when compared to that produced from a full-size dreadnought, but it without a doubt pretty impressive for a guitar it’s size. When you are in need of more volume, it is advised that you get an amp to plug it into. The output can be tweaked via the preamp, which controls the tone and Volume.

Other specifications include a nato back, spruce top and nato sides as wells as nato neck with a rosewood fretboard.

Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar

Since 1961, the SG special has been in the Gibson catalog. In 2018, the SG special was updated with a cryogenically treated fret and it featured a new slim taper neck. It is important you are aware of the fact that compared to the untreated frets, cryogenically treated frets have a superior molecular structure, thus making them more resistant to abrasion, stronger and sturdier without being harder.

It is important you know that the asymmetrical slim taper neck profile is perceived as a naturally comfortable and the most ergonomic neck shapes by musicians globally.

When you handle the 2018 SG special, one of the first things you will notice is that the mahogany neck has a slightly more rounded and deeper arch where the inside base if the thumb curves into the lower edge of your palm, while there is a more suitable or flatter arch where the upper part of your palm starts to curve down the base of your index finger. What Gibson did was that they basically shaped the neck of the SG special accordingly to the shape of the hand.

The modified neck profile increase player comfort and it contributes to the guitar’s playability so you can play at a fast rate with getting stressed or tired even if you have been playing the instrument non-stop.

Top specifications include rosewood fretboard, mahogany body, and mini humbucking pickups at the bridge and neck.