#1
I'm looking at buying a new guitar. However, my hands are pretty small, so I need a guitar with small frets. There aren't any guitar stores near me, so trying one out is difficult. I like playing classic rock, and I'm willing to spend up to $700. Can anyone make a recommendation?
#2
Well, just remember that there's no shame in a 3/4 or 1/2 size guitar. But if you do want a full sized one, then go for a "short scale" guitar. These are gibsons, and most gibson copies, NOT strats.
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#3
"small frets"???? as in closer together?
I doubt that exists, it would mess with the scale/sound of the guitar wouldnt it?
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#4
don't buy a Gibson, i don't know about the frets but it has a thick neck. if you are looking for an acoustic, then you'll find 1/2 or 1/4 body size guitars with smaller frets.
since your budget is pretty much, you can look for some custom made guitars
#5
Ibanez have some tiny necks. (Thin, that is. The reason i boguht an Ibanez bass, yet I'm 6'2 with huge hands) Maybe you can find a 24 3/4 scale instead of the 25 1/2? Idk much about the standard scale lengths of guitars...
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#6
Look online for a second hand japanese pre-law suit les paul copy. Eg. burny, tokai, ibanez
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#7
I have short, fat fingers and my 25.5" scale ibanez is perfect for me. I find the scale isn't the problem so much as the profile of the neck. (I can play an ibanez bass fine also).
#8
Ibanez has a mikro series and there's an ESP LTD kh-2(02?) short scale. it's about a 20" scale. not too sure if that measurement's correct.
#9
Actually, to me it seems like strats have much smaller frets than gibsons. I would say get a strat.
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#14
um...what does fret size have to do with having small hands? id be more worried about neck fatness
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#15
1. unless you are 5 yrs old, dont get a 3/4 or 1/2. impossible to keep in tune along the board.

2. short frets, i guess you mean, easy to reach frets.
dont get a gibson. heavy guitar wide flat board. harder to hold and fret.

3. look at ibanez wizard necks. light and easy to grip board.

you might not want a floyd bridge. so check out fixed bridges.

4. also make sure you arent wrapping your thumb around the fretboard.
needs to be behind the neck.


it's all technique, not how big you are, or how small your board is...

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#16
What does small hands have to dow ith small frets. Medium/Jumbo/XJ or whatever refer to the size of the fretwire, get an epiphone if you don't have much money because it is a smaller scale. Also unless you are 7 any guitar is fine.
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