Lefty Guitars For Kids – 3/4 Sized Models

Are you looking for a ¾ sized left handed guitar for a child? Or perhaps you just need something a little smaller to throw in the trunk when travelling.  This article is for you my friend! Although we aren’t overwhelmed with choice, there are some fantastic little guitars out there.

If you’re looking for something even smaller, take a look back at my half size left handed guitars article. Or perhaps a Ukulele would be a fun option if you want to go even smaller!

Left Handed Guitars For Children

Compared to half-sized models, three-quarter sized guitars will open up a much wider assortment of guitars including some from a handful of the bigger brands.  A suitable guitar (or even a full beginner package!) should be attainable for less than $100 if on a budget.

Let’s dive right in and take a look at a few good examples… click the buttons below to jump to the relevant sections! Links are provided for each guitar so that you can see their current pricing.

Popular ¾ Sized Left Handed Acoustic Guitars

1. Oscar Schmidt OG1

Oscar Schmidt OG1 Left Handed Acoustic GuitarOscar Schmidt OG1 Black Left Handed Acoustic GuitarOscar Schmidt OG1 Sunburst Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

Due to its low price, the OG1 is probably the most popular acoustic on this list. The Oscar Schmidt brand is actually produced by Washburn, so you’re assured of a good quality instrument. Available in three different colors – pick your favorite and don’t look back!
Check it out hereNatural or Black or Sunburst

2. Stagg SW201

Stagg SW201 Natural Left Handed Acoustic GuitarStagg SW201 Black Left Handed Acoustic GuitarStagg SW201 Blueburst Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

The Stagg SW201 is another popular choice for guitarists on a smaller budget. They are very comparable to the Oscar Schmidts above, and will run you roughly the same price. Also available in three fantastic different finish options.
Check it out hereNatural or Black or Blueburst

3. Daisy Rock Guitars

DaisyRock Wildwood Pink Left Handed Acoustic GuitarDaisy Rock Pixie Pink Left Handed Acoustic GuitarDaisy Rock Pixie Pink Sparkle Left Handed Acoustic GuitarDaisy Rock Pixie Plum Purple Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

As you can probably guess from the color choices, Daisy Rock guitars are designed specifically for girls! Their smaller size and famous ‘slim and narrow’ neck design makes them ideal for younger players, or just for people with smaller hands.
Check it out hereWildwood or Pixie Pink or Pixie Pink Sparkle or Pixie Plum Purple

4. Taylor Guitars

Taylor GS Mini Sapele Left Handed Acoustic GuitarTaylor GS Mini Mahogany Left Handed Acoustic GuitarTaylor BT-1 Baby Left Handed Acoustic GuitarTaylor BT-2 Baby Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

If you’re super serious about guitar, one of these is what you’re after. These are all professional quality guitars, with the GS Mini in particular being exceptional.  I personally keep a GS Mini in my own collection, and it is one of my absolute favorite guitars. A GS Mini or Baby Taylor will potentially last a lifetime, so is a great investment.
Check it out hereGS Mini Sapele or GS Mini Mahogany or BT-1 or BT-2

5. Martin Guitars

Martin LX1 Left Handed Acoustic GuitarMartin LXME Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

Martin is a big name in acoustics, so these are another great choice for players looking for that little extra bit of quality craftsmanship.
Check it out hereLX-1 or LXME

Popular ¾ Sized Left Handed Bass Guitars

1. Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro

Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Black Left Handed Bass Guitar

It’s unfortunately fairly slim pickings when it comes to smaller basses – even for right handed players! Luckily Ibanez has hooked us up with this fabulous little gem. Affordable, quality materials, and that famous name on the headstock – what’s not to love? Definitely your best option for a small lefty bass.
Check it out here – GSRM20L Mikro

2. SX Ursa

SX Ursa BlackSX Ursa Purple

The SX Ursa may appeal to those of you who prefer a more traditional bass design, or those on a very tight budget. It comes with an amp, strap and gigbag – all you need to get started!
Check it out here – SX Ursa Purple or SX Ursa Black

Smaller bass guitars are a lot harder to find than 6-string guitars. Any of the guitars listed above will make a great tool for younger players, but if you decide to opt for something a little bigger, definitely check out my article on the best beginner left handed bass guitars for a much larger choice.

Popular ¾ Sized Left Handed Classical Guitars

1. Omega Classical

Omega Classical Left Handed Guitar

At a mere $50, the Omega is absolutely ridiculous value for money – and you even get a gigbag! How do they do it?
Check it out here – Omega Classical

2. GuitarWorks Classical

GuitarWorks Left Handed Classical Guitar Package

Those after something of a little higher quality will appreciate the GuitarWorks classical package. The store will carry out a 20 point set-up and adjustment process on your guitar to ensure that it plays absolutely perfectly. If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, you’ll know that a good set-up will make a massive difference to the guitar’s playability. Great value!
Check it out here – GuitarWorks Classical

Again, smaller sized left handed classical guitars are tricky to come by.  The guitars listed above are some great examples which you can pick up today, but if you are willing to wait a little longer you have the option of special ordering a guitar from brands such as Alhambra or Contreras.

For a larger selection of options you might like to take a look at the Newbie Guide, which lists some great full-sized classical options.

Popular ¾ Sized Left Handed Electric Guitars

1. SX RST Package

SX RST Pink Pack SX RST Left Handed Guitar Package Black SX RST Left Handed Guitar Package Purple SX RST Left Handed Guitar Package Sunburst SX RST Left Handed Guitar Package Red SX RST Left Handed Guitar Package BlueSX RST Left Handed Guitar Package White

With 7 fantastic colors to choose from, we’re really spoiled for choice with the SX RST! Comes with amp, gigbag, strap, cable, picks, lessons – everything you need in one tidy bundle. At just $115, I don’t know how they do it!
Check it out here – Pink or Black or Purple or Sunburst or Red or Blue or White

2. Axl Guitars

Axl Badwater SRO LEft Handed GuitarAxl Headliner Black Axl Headliner Blue

Stand out from the crowd with the Badwater SRO and its crazy antiqued finish, or stick with the more traditional design of the Headliner SRO.
Check it out here – Badwater or Headliner Black or Headliner Blue

3. SX Hawk

Hawk Purple Left Handed Guitar PackHawk Red Pack

The Hawk’s are essentially the same as the SX RSTs listed above, with a maple rather than rosewood fretboard.
Check it out here – Purple or Red

4. Daisy Rock Guitars

Daisy Rock Rock Candy Atomic Pink Left Handed GuitarDaisy Rock Rock Candy Silver Sparkle Left Handed GuitarDaisy Rock Elite Violet Left Handed GuitarDaisy Rock Rebel Rockit Left Handed GuitarDaisy Rock Short Scale Peppermint Guitar

Daisy Rock is a brand which aims their guitars at female players. The smaller size and thin, narrow neck design makes them ideal for smaller hands and frames. You won’t struggle to stand out from the crowd with one of these colorful designs!
Check it out here – Rock Candy Pink or Rock Candy Silver or Elite Violet or Rebel Rockit or Peppermint

4. Stagg S300

Stagg S300 Black Left Handed Guitar

Another solid choice for those looking for a Stratocaster style instrument. Quality features such as an alder body and hard rock maple neck ensure a great playing experience.
Check it out here – Stagg S300

Any of those should make a fantastic smaller guitar. Some of the models I listed are not strictly ¾ sized – some are simply shorter scale-length guitars, which more or less means the same thing.  With shorter scale length guitars the frets are closer together, which should make it easier for smaller hands to navigate the fretboard. The majority of full sized guitars have a scale length of 25.5 inches, whereas most Les Paul or SG style guitars are slightly shorter at 24.75 inches.  If you are unable to locate a 3/4 sized model, try and find a full sized Les Paul, as opposed to a Strat or Tele which both have the longer scale length.

Lefty Travel Guitars

It may also be worthwhile having a look into left handed travel guitars if you can’t find anything to your liking from the ¾ sized market.  Travel guitars are designed to be mobile (duh!) and as such they may turn out to be a good smaller instrument for your kids. Check out my article on left handed travel guitars.

As A Last Resort

If all else fails, buy a right handed instrument and string it left handed.  As we mentioned in our article on restringing a right handed guitar upside down this isn’t the best route to take, but if no other options are available it may be a necessary evil until your child can handle a full sized left handed guitar.

If you require a smaller guitar for your even younger child – check out our article on 1/2 Sized Left Handed Guitars or lefty ukuleles.

9 replies
  1. Alex van Dorsselaer says:

    Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write about not just left handers but also kids. My son Adam is a super keen budding guitarist (7 yrs old) but we are struggling to get him a real left handed electric. It looks as though I’ll have to get him one from the USA as Australia has virtually no options for lefty kids – think I’ll go with the Ibanez Mikro. I’m right handed but have two left handed guitarists as sons (who incidentally are right handed at everything else!!).

    Cheers,
    Alex.

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  2. Alex says:

    Hi Neal,
    What a coincidence! After I posted my note I got onto an Ibanez distributor who couldn’t help me out with a lefty Mikro but did recommend PK’s. I followed up and was able to order exactly the guitar you refer to. Fingers crossed the AXL is ok – have done a little research on them and it sounds as though they are quite a solid beginner to intermediate guitar. Thank you for taking the time to reply and pass on the information – Adam is very excited about getting his first real guitar!

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  3. Jack says:

    I purchased a Taylor GS mini Left handed after using a Yamaha fg110 restrung left for the past 20yrs. Believe me,there is a big difference in the playing. If price is not to much of a problem ,dont restring,go left for a lefty it will be a lot easier on the fingers.

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