The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library at VPL is a collection of instruments that you may borrow using your Vancouver Public Library card. The collection is located at the Central Library. Ask staff for assistance retrieving the instrument you want to borrow. The instruments can be found by searching the library catalogue.
VPL offers left- and right-handed guitars in a variety of sizes: ½, ¾, and full size guitars. The guitars also come with nylon or steel strings.
Which guitar size is right for me? A general rule to follow is to gauge the guitar size based on the height of the player:
| Guitar Size
|| Height of Player*
|1/2 Size||3'10" - 4'5"||5-8 years|
|3/4 Size||4'6" - 4'11"||8-11 years|
|Full Size||5' & over||11+ years|
*Approximate sizing and measurements
For more information about choosing a guitar size, see Shepherd Guitar Studio's Guitar Sizing Guide.
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