Guitar

We hope you enjoy your instrument. Please take the time to read this information in order to keep it in its best condition.

Instrument Size Guide

Classical guitars are available in a range of sizes to suit children of different ages and height. Listed below are the recommended sizes of classical guitar for various age groups and heights. These are rough estimates and based on typical sizes for heights for ages. If you have any doubts in sizing please speak with your child's tutor.

½ size Ages 5-6
¾ size Ages 7-12
Full size Ages 12+

We hope you enjoy your newly hired instrument. Please take the time to read this document in order to keep the instrument in its best condition.

Caring for your Instrument

We recommend that you wipe down the strings of your guitar after each use to extend their life. Sweat from playing causes strings to corrode and rust which results in a dull tone. Always put your guitar back in its bag after playing to avoid damage. Always stand the guitar upright when not being used, a guitar's neck is under a high amount of tension and will easily snap if accidentally stepped on.

Periodic Maintenance

Guitar strings inevitably break and need replacing. Some shops will sell individual strings however most will only sell full sets. Never use steel strings as they will damage the guitar. A full set of classical guitar strings will usually cost between £4-£10 depending on quality. Your tutor should be able to show you how to replace strings, however many tutorials can also be found online. Some shops will also offer a restringing service for a small fee.

Never use cleaning products or polishes to clean your guitar as they can damage the finish. A damp cloth is all that is needed to remove finger marks.

Tuning

If you need advice about tuning, there are a wealth of tutorials available on Youtube which will show you what to do whilst also providing the relevant tuning notes for your instrument.

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    Orchestras Live
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  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
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Partners

  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain