#1
My son bought a Squier Mini and we are both new to guitars. I can not get this mini to stay in tune.

What are some things to check for?

We are using a Fender Elec. tuner that came with it. We also have another reg. Fender that works great so it is not the tuner. I also read on another forum that these minis are hard to tune. Any suggestions are what we can do would be great.
#2
well, generally, cheaper guitars dont tune as well, and the frets might be off. also, check the length of the strings at the bridge. i dont know how to change the length, but you could take it into a guitar shop and ask them what they think
#3
is it a fixed bridge? (or does it have a trem)

are those the stock strings?


edit: ok i see it's hardtail, or fixed, non moving.

so then i suggest you restring the guitar, use a locking technique at the tuner, and lube the cuts of the nut with a graphite pencil.

as for intonation, that's near impoossible with a 3/4 scale guitar and they might want you to use an alternate tuning just to make it playable along the neck.
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#4
have fun with the squire mini... fun story acutally, @ my GC they have a couple mini squiers, and a 6505+, and even a mini squire rips through a 6505+