These outstanding left handed beginner acoustic guitars are designed by UK brand Woodstock and manufactured to a very high standard in China. Their folk style bodies are fairly slim with a 10cm depth and 39cm lower bout which makes them very comfortable to play with young guitarists or smaller adult players. They have a stylish black finish on the back and sides with a spruce top to add bright overtones which really help these affordable acoustic cut through when playing alongside other instruments. The necks are fairly chunky, which gives a nice solid feel under the hands for beginners who are just starting out with open chord shapes. This also aids sound transmission, giving these guitars a rich and chunky tone in spite of their small-ish bodies and ultra low price. The unique headstock design and reliable chrome tuners also give them a classy aesthetic and reliable hardware, a cut above most sub £150 guitars! You may wonder whether you need a left handed guitar. They come with pros and cons. Left handed players will usually find it easier to learn on a left handed instrument as their dominant hand will be keeping time and mastering the tricky picking patterns. They also have the advantage of being able to mirror their teachers and right handed players which can make learning a lot easier. That being said, left handed guitars tend to be more expensive to buy… But also to sell on again, so it’s not all bad! We generally recommend that left handed players pick a left handed instrument as it will undoubtedly make life easier when you’re starting out.
Our beginner guitars are all given a full set up by Simon, the Finale Guitar technician and strung with light gauge steel core strings. This means that the action (gap between the strings and the fretboard) will be nice and low so that you can concentrate on getting the chords down without having to battle against impossibly high strings! The bronze wound strings give a bright, resonant tone and the light gauge means they’ll be easy to hold down for beginners. You will not get a setup included with most guitars you buy online meaning they’re difficult to play until you’ve spent more money with a luthier or guitar tech. At Finale Guitar we refuse to send out an instrument you can’t play straight out of the box, so all you need to do is unpack and play! All in all these are a superb beginner guitar- easy to play, easy on the wallet and easy on the ears! They would make a lovely gift, even if it’s for yourself.