What makes a guitar easier to play for people with small hands?

Asked by: Heather Olson

Generally speaking, the thinner the neck of the guitar, the easier it is to play. That’s why it’s important as a player with small hands to choose your neck shape carefully. C-shapes are your best choice.

Is it hard to play guitar if you have small hands?

This is a question we get asked a lot. I’ve taught dozens of people with small hands and they tend to be very aware and conscious of their hand size and it worries them. Relax, there is no such thing as having ‘too small’ hands to play guitar. Everyone can learn to play the guitar.

How can I get better at guitar with small hands?

These tips for playing guitar with small hands should help:

  1. Choose a Guitar with a Comfortable Neck. Every guitar is different. …
  2. Get Your Thumb in Position. Many players let the thumb of their fretting hand go lazy when playing chords or individual lines. …
  3. Stretch Those Fingers. …
  4. Don’t Fret over Barre Chords.

Does hand size affect guitar playing?

Does hand size matter? Yes, having a smaller than average hand size does make some chord grips tougher. For example, the C major chord was a real issue for me when i was first learning, and it can give many people trouble.

Why does Ed Sheeran play a small guitar?

Why is Ed Sheeran’s Guitar So Small? Ed Sheeran’s guitars are so small because he prefers the feel and sound of 3/4 size guitars compared to full-size guitars. The smaller body creates a different type of guitar tone which suits Ed Sheeran’s style of music.

Can you play guitar with short fat fingers?

It sounds trite, but practice makes perfect. No matter how you’re built, you will eventually adapt and grow into your own style of playing. As a beginner, any disadvantages can be amplified in the mind, but be reassured that having larger fingers will not bother you for very long.

What size guitar Does Taylor Swift Use?

Although the original J-180 featured a tortoiseshell pickguard covering most of the guitar’s body, Taylor Swift’s J-180 goes without it. The Gibson J-180 features solid construction, with a maple back and sides and a solid spruce top.
Gibson J-180.

Finish Black/Pink
Years Used

Why are Martin guitars so good?

In terms of recording, it has a full and deep lower end, which makes a very good bass sound. Martin makes wonderful acoustic guitars, and they are definitely an investment. They are a bit on the expensive end of the price range, but it is said that with age Martin guitars sound better and better.