My 8 year old grandson has been given a half-size guitar, a Music Alley MA 52. The action looks quite good, though I can't really test it with my fingers (too big). The strap was tied onto the bass string behind the nut (now altered), and the top E is steel, whereas the others are nylon. I'm sure I've got a set of nylon strings somewhere, or else I'll put new ones on. Question is should this guitar be tuned to normal pitch, or a tone or so lower?
keep it normal pitch. the scale length is too short for you to lower the pitch.
I'd tune it to normal pitch, once you get properly strung.
Thanks both for the advice, much appreciated.