I’ve played guitar for as long as I can remember but recently found myself scouring the internet to find the best left handed kids guitar for a family member. This proved to be harder than I thought. First off there is a premium for any left handed guitar let alone one selling in small numbers like a 3/4 sized kids one so having a budget is important _ would say don’t spend more than £100 on one.
I wanted something that was great value for money, a good setup out of the box and something that could take a bit of a beating (headstocks are the most likely bit to get a hammering on walls and doors).
After a lot of searching I settled on the LA by Gear4music.
The day after this order it came in the post and I was surprised that aside from a tune up it played well out of the box, action a little high and strings a little higher gauge than I thought a kid would like but on the whole great. Certainly above what I was expecting at this price, I’m not sure if Gear4music set them up beforehand or it’s straight from the factory but either way I’m happy with the one that we got.
I was also surprised at the quality of the fit and finish (I’ve included some pics below) but there were no dents or scratches on the body, the controls all worked fine (albeit a little stiff), the frets where very well dressed and not sharp at all (a big plus on a guitar at this price) and the only things to point out was a little bit of damage on the front face of the headstock (see the images below) and the input jack is a little noisy when the cable is moved.
I have to say that I’m blown away buy these guitars for the money and will do my best to review some of the full sized models. If you’re looking for a kids electric guitar and don’t want to break the bank or struggle getting one that’s in stock then you really can’t go wrong with one of these.
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