Children acoustic guitar instore sale £11 @ASDA
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Children acoustic guitar instore sale £11 @ASDA

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Found 21st Nov 2013
These probably sound like a cardboard box and go out of tune within 10 minutes, but you can buy one for £11 and see if the kid actually will be interested in learning before spending more on proper instrument. It's roughly 1/4 size so perfect for 4-6yr olds.

Out Of Stock on the webiste but there were few in Edinburgh Straiton and looks like it's a nationwide sale. Happy hunting!

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Do they come in pink?

mccririck

Do they come in pink?

they did last year. or I think it was b n m that had pink 1s not sure can't remember

From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. You are better spending £40-50 and getting a proper entry level guitar.

blowbrown

From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. … From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. You are better spending £40-50 and getting a proper entry level guitar.

Agree!!

Banned

This might be a good idea to see if your kids are interested in learning to play before spending £60 on an entry level guitar.

cool i believe this is the one fake buggg uses

Thanks OP, I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to expose my Son a bit more to the guitar from a young age. He is 3 at the moment and this will be great just so he can learn to hold it and help daddy make music (how ever bad it may end up sounding xd)

If he gets on with and and looks after it properly then I will upgrade it for his 4th birthday.

blowbrown

From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. … From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. You are better spending £40-50 and getting a proper entry level guitar.




I Think this will be ideal for a child starting to play.

Heeeeeat

You'd be better off getting budding guitarists a Ukulele. They are small, cheap and easier to learn and play than a guitar. And if they like it you can spend a bit more on a guitar knowing it won't be wasted.

CB Sky is a chinese company but at least they do specialise in making musical instruments. As someone else has said it will give you an idea as to whether it is worth paying more for a better one in a few months time. I'd rather do it this way round than spend £60 and it never get used. Ordered a couple of days ago and collecting from store today so will see what it's like. It goes in and out of stock on the website so worth checking back.

ManMang0

Thanks OP, I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to expose my Son a … Thanks OP, I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to expose my Son a bit more to the guitar from a young age. He is 3 at the moment and this will be great just so he can learn to hold it and help daddy make music (how ever bad it may end up sounding xd)If he gets on with and and looks after it properly then I will upgrade it for his 4th birthday.



Completely agree with this. When I was about 14 I bought a really cheap and nasty guitar off a friend of mine and really got into guitar playing. Upgraded about 6 months later and never looked back.

I'd ignore the people who seem to think its impossible to enjoy something unless it costs 5x as much.

I bought one of these. They are beyond ****. An egg slicer would give a better tune than one of these.

blowbrown

From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. … From experience a cheap guitar is more likely to frustrate than Inspire. You are better spending £40-50 and getting a proper entry level guitar.



+1, very wise advice, and I'm speaking from experience.

The main thing that frustrates when learning on a very cheap guitar is the action, I can imagine on this type of guitar the strings are so far away it will take 2 kids to get them to the neck. A very good beginners guitar is the Yamaha F310 and you can probably pick one up for about £50 on ebay or buy/sell. If they are not interested sell it for about the same but this £11 guitar in my opinion is a waste of £11..It is cheap though so not voting either way.

If you want to put your child off playing guitar for life, buy this.

If you want to put your child off music for life, force it on them from a young age against their will. (not suggesting you are all doing that, if they are showing a keen interest already then lucky you)

I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, as has been said this would put kids off guitar for life. If you're serious about your kids learning guitar buy a half decent one.

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rkingphoto

I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, as has been said this would put … I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, as has been said this would put kids off guitar for life. If you're serious about your kids learning guitar buy a half decent one.




I bought a £65 guitar for my daughter as she kept nagging to play on mines and looked like she'll be hooked up to the instrument. She learned Twinkle Twinkle and got bored with it completely, never touched again despite me trying to encourage her to learn more.

Now I wish I had bought £11 one so I could at least use it to light the barbecue without regrets or have some fun pretending to be Slash and smashing it in the back garden.

Kids need to want to learn it, to put in the hundreds of hours required to get good, you can't just buy it and expect them to learn. If you want to increase the chances of success buy a cheap electric where the action and fretboard are not as frightening to start compared to a classical acoustic with action you could fit mount everest under and a fretboard like a cricket bat or a steel strung acoustic with string tension that could hold up the humber bridge!

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fandyboy

Kids need to want to learn it, to put in the hundreds of hours required … Kids need to want to learn it, to put in the hundreds of hours required to get good, you can't just buy it and expect them to learn. If you want to increase the chances of success buy a cheap electric where the action and fretboard are not as frightening to start compared to a classical acoustic with action you could fit mount everest under and a fretboard like a cricket bat or a steel strung acoustic with string tension that could hold up the humber bridge!



I bought decent classical guitar with fairly low action. She has no problems pressing soft, nylon strings but simply got bored with it, fine and I won't force her.

Electric 0.09s for 5 year old hands are not a good idea, unless you want your kid to cry over hurting fingers after first two days and never touch a guitar again.

I approve. Get off your frickin iPhone and play guitar. Be creative

Straiton sold out now.

BenderRodriguez

I bought a £65 guitar for my daughter as she kept nagging to play on … I bought a £65 guitar for my daughter as she kept nagging to play on mines and looked like she'll be hooked up to the instrument. She learned Twinkle Twinkle and got bored with it completely, never touched again despite me trying to encourage her to learn more.Now I wish I had bought £11 one so I could at least use it to light the barbecue without regrets or have some fun pretending to be Slash and smashing it in the back garden.



A good starter guitar will have a good resale value, especially when it's hardly been played.

An £11 guitar is worthless, if they weren't, real music shops would be selling them.

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cRuNcHiE

A good starter guitar will have a good resale value, especially when it's … A good starter guitar will have a good resale value, especially when it's hardly been played. An £11 guitar is worthless, if they weren't, real music shops would be selling them.




Look at it this way - £11 will buy you a couple of pints and a kebab. It will be absolutely worthless next morning while £11 guitar can be set on fire and smashed in the back garden for the glory of Satan himself.

Sounds like a good deal.

BenderRodriguez

Look at it this way - £11 will buy you a couple of pints and a kebab. It … Look at it this way - £11 will buy you a couple of pints and a kebab. It will be absolutely worthless next morning while £11 guitar can be set on fire and smashed in the back garden for the glory of Satan himself.Sounds like a good deal.



Or look at this way. This isn't the first time a real cheap and nasty guitar has been posted here.
Where are all the commenters that bought them last time and stayed interested and kept playing and improved?

Nowhere.

ManMang0

Thanks OP, I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to expose my Son a … Thanks OP, I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to expose my Son a bit more to the guitar from a young age. He is 3 at the moment and this will be great just so he can learn to hold it and help daddy make music (how ever bad it may end up sounding xd)If he gets on with and and looks after it properly then I will upgrade it for his 4th birthday.



A 3year old is too small to hold even a 1/4 size guitar. You're better off getting a ukulele . Cheap, playable and small size.
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