Valencia 100 Series Classical GuitarVC104
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The Valencia guitar brand was created in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. Today Valencia is the No. 1 selling guitar brand in many countries and, arguably, the world.
An Excellent First Nylon String Classical Guitar! The Valencia Series 100 is a fully-featured, nylon string guitar that’s affordable enough for any guitarist. Its neck scale length allows you to play with true classical fingerstyle. As a result, it is just what you need to develop proper playing technique. Whether you’re a very young player or a little older, the Series 100 range offers a wide choice of instrument sizes. This ensures a correct fit for all players.
Linden top, back and sides. ABS black bound body and fingerboard. Nato neck with ebonized maple fingerboard and bridge. Veneered head-stock. Nickel machine heads with white buttons. Supplied with Valencia UPlay Guitar Guide and free online lessons.
Smaller-scale guitars are produced to assist children in learning the instrument as the narrower neck and shorter scale length makes it easier for smaller hands. Valencia guitars are available in ¼, ½, ¾ and 4/4 or full size.
The guitar size you choose for your child is an essential determining factor affecting the child’s ability to play the guitar. A guitar that is too large may be very difficult to play, whilst a child playing a guitar that is too small may develop poor technique.
There are no hard and fast rules but in general:
- 4 to 6 year old children, ranging in height from 3’3″ to 3’9″ (99 cm to 114 cm), should choose a ¼ size guitar.
- 5 to 8 year old children, ranging in height from 3’10” to 4’5″ (117 cm to 135 cm), a ½ size.
- Children between 8 and 11 years old, ranging in height from 4’6″ to 4’11” (137 cm to 150 cm) a ¾ size guitar.
- Children ages 11 and up who are at least 5′ (152 cm) tall can have a standard, 4/4 or full-size guitar.