Awesome starter guitar for my girls (5 and 7). In my opinion, don't consider buying anything less for your little ones. I'm really pleased with the sound when I play it, the tuning machines and overall quality, especially when in comparison to the off brand guitars that are less expensive. The off brand 1/2 size and 3/4 size guitars don't even compare. Long story short, this is a real guitar that your little ones can learn to play and learn to treat like a real instrument right from the start. I expect this guitar to be around for many years.