Which Guitar Do I Need
Which guitar should my child learn on?
There is no easy answer but we must stress that the old idea that they must learn classical guitar first is erroneous although for pre-teen children it is still the best option. Let's go through them one by one.
They Should Start With A Classical Guitar
I've heard they should always play Classical Guitar for a couple of years first before trying an Electric.
This is the big no no. The techniques for playing Classical Guitar and Electric Guitar are totally different. Hand position, width of neck, fingers instead of pick, it's almost like chalk and cheese. So, once again, unless your child wants to play the Classical Guitar or is very young, you will be wasting money and possibly putting your child off the idea altogether.
There are smaller Electric Guitars made but as yet we've yet to find a decent one. The main issue is that the string tension is wrong as the necks are shorter which leads to the guitar being almost permanently out of tune.