Top 10 Guitarists with Small Hands/Fingers

I remember back in the days when I started to learn guitar I saw a lot of people complaining about they had short fingers/small hands. They wanted some large hands, long fingers. Some almost gave up playing. But an average size of guitar matches with almost every person's finger/hand size. No matter the size. Especially if you are talking about electric guitars. Cause electric guitar usually have thinner neck.

Anyway, having small fingers doesn't matter. Unless you have tiny fingers like Chucky from Child's Play. Now people may argue most great lead guitarists or shredders are tall and have longer fingers. But actually there are great shredders with small fingers.

So, these are some the guitarists with small hands or short fingers. They can play guitar too. Cause not everybody has fingers like Buckethead or Steve Vai.

The Top Ten

1 Angus Young Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

Shortest guitarist here. 5"2. Did he gave up playing guitar? No. Rather he's one of the most famous rock guitarists. He doesn't have problems accessing on fretboard. - zxm

Yeah, the SG was the only guitar he could fit his hands around. Haha - BrianScott01

2 Hide (Hideto Matsumoto) Hide (Hideto Matsumoto)

Hide is 5"7. Not that short. But his fingers are quite short. He is one of the most famous Japanese guitarists. - zxm

3 Paul Simon Paul Simon Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.

Paul Simon is 5'3. But he still carried on. - zxm

4 Andy Summers Andy Summers

Every breath you take is already too stretchy for me. - JoLeKosovo

His hands are quite small but still plays. - zxm

5 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He was killed in a plane crash.

One word... AWESOME!

I didn't add him in top 5. Cause even though he's short but his fingers are quite long comparably. But still not very long. - zxm

6 Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal

Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal's height is approximately 5'6. I remember when I saw him his fingers looked small. But he's a great player.

I might not add him. But he's a lead guitarist who shreds. He has speed. Plays with his small fingers. - zxm

7 Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.

Her fingers look small. But she's one of the greatest female guitarists. - zxm

8 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
9 Malcolm Young Malcolm Young Malcolm Mitchell Young was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC.
10 Rivers Cuomo Rivers Cuomo Rivers Cuomo is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums.
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