woodsballplayer
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Join date: Apr 2007
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#1
Hello, I'm looking to get my girlfriend an acoustic guitar. She has pretty small hands and doesn't really enjoy playing my martin. I don't want to get her a kiddie guitar that you'd see at walmart, those are too small and are garbage. Is there something inbetween a regular guitar and the kid sized ones? I don't have much knowledge on acoustic guitars.

Another thing, I'd like to cheap it cheap, say under 120. I don't want to say I don't have much faith in her but... I don't have much faith in her learning I'm going to try my best.

I don't mind buying one and setting it up better, I just want one that's smaller and isn't garbage. Nothing annoys me more when a guitar goes out of tune every 5 seconds.

thank you
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Viban
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#3
What does she not like about it? Is it the body size or the neck thickness? If it's the neck thickness then you'll probably wanna take her to a guitar shop and have her play around until she finds something comfortable. If it's body size than I'm sure anything lower than a full dread would be fine for her, something that is a little less thick and a little smaller around.
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patticake
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#4
sounds like she just isn't used to the stretching it takes initially to play the guitar. the thinnest nut on a guitar is generally 1 5/8" nut - you don't mention what martin you own, so we can't guess if it has a 1 11/16" nut or wider, but i have very small hands (i'm 5' 3" and my hands are small for my height) and play a wide nut by preference (1 7/8"), so i'd say your girlfriend's hands aren't too small - she's just not had time to adjust.
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woodsballplayer
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#5
I'm sure most of her discomfort comes from not being used to moving her fingers, the body size didn't seem to bother her
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mymartind35
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#6
Ovation makes a thinner neck than most. Have her try out a Celebrity.


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patticake
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#7
actually they don't make a thinner neck than a large variety of brands. not sure why you think that.

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stepchildusmc
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#8
i have Ovations and the necks 1 11/16" nuts. they are easier to play because of the "D" style strat type necks. they feel like electric guitar necks. neck width is the same, depth may be a bit shallower, not sure.
if she's looking to play more fingertyle i wouldnt recommend it. a wider neck is much better for it. strumming and a lot of fingerpicking is ok on them but for playing melodies i usually pull out a more traditional flatback.
dannyalcatraz
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#9
Still, its a matter of personal comfort- Kaki king is, what, 5'0"?- and she's a big fan of Ovations. And she's big on finger style...at least, her version of it.
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