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Ortega Guitars Guide

How to CHoose a Guitar Size

Especially for beginners, it is a big challenge to choose the right guitar size. With this short guide, you can find the right size and option for your first guitar.

Having the right guitar size is important for two reasons: First of all, having a size that fits you makes it more comfortable to play and you will avoid health issues. Another point is, if the guitar is easy to play, you will have more fun while playing it and it is more probable that you will stick to your new hobby.

Guitar Sizes

Guitar sizes

Here you can see all five sizes, that you can choose from.

Full Size - 7/8 Size - 3/4 Size - 1/2 Size - 1/4 Size. (True to scale)

Choose the right size

It is common to choose the size depending on the age and the height of the player. The details are approximate values and serve as orientation only.

  • 1/4 Size 

    Kids
    Height: up to 1,10m 
    Age:  appx. 4-7 years 
    Scale: +/-  44 cm

  • 1/2 Size

    Kids 
    Height: 1,10m  to 1,35m 
    Age: appx. 6-9 years 
    Scale: 53 cm - 56 cm

  • 3/4 Size

    Students 
    Height: 1,20m to 1,50m 
    Age: appx. 8-11 years 
    Scale: 58 cm

  • 7/8 Size 

    Teenagers
    Height: 1,30m to 1,65m 
    Age: appx.10-14 years 
    Scale: +/- 62 cm

Here you can see a couple of examples. You can browse all models at the bottom of the page.

R121-1/4

1/4 Size Guitar

R122-1/2

1/2 Size Guitar

R121-3/4WR

3/4 Size Guitar

R221BK-7/8

7/8 Size Guitar

NUT WIDTH

The full size guitars have another option you can choose from. Besides the standard neck (52mm | 2.05") you can also choose a guitar with a slim neck (48mm | 1.89"), which is designed for smaller hands and is even more comfortable to play.

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