#1
As the title states, I said that if she does good in school from now until xmas santa might bring her a guitar. Has to be electric just like Dad, and I figure that it would a good father/daughter bonding thing.

She is 6 years old, normal/typical size, I really don't want to drop a lot of coin and I think that she would need a 3/4 or mini guitar. She can barley hold my Ibanez RG

Any ideas?

Thanks Nick F
#2
http://www.rondomusic.com/product2198.html

But honestly, I would suggest getting her a full size, because you will easily outgrow a min-guitar.

EDIT: http://www.rondomusic.com/sst5734.html

It's a bit more, but it also has 3 p'ups and full knobs, so I would choose that.


Also, put on thicker strings, because the smaller scale will have really low tension.
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haha, Im in the same situation. I think Im gonna get my daughter one of those mikro's.
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#5
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Mini-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510421

3/4 size Squire Stratocaster, they have one in hello kitty, but you don't want that, man.

If you don't like that, pretty much anything on this page will be the same thing, in different shapes. She can use your amp, no?
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#7
ibanez mikro
stagg also do a cheap strat copy same size as the mikro and in colours a 6 yo girl would like.
#8
+1 to the getting a normal sized guitar, it could be better for her in the long run.

Also +1 to any guitar from rondo music, great guitars for the price.
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...is still 24 3/4 scale...

It IS for a little girl.
And after she outgrows it, she can
A. Put it on the wall ( it's decoration AND milestone in her life)
B. Sell for cash towards a big girl guitar.
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It IS for a little girl.
And after she outgrows it, she can
A. Put it on the wall ( it's decoration AND milestone in her life)
B. Sell for cash towards a big girl guitar.


24 3/4 scale = regular gibson/epi/22fret scale.

3/4 scale = mini guitar

He wanted a 3/4 scale, not regular scale.


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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Mini-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510421

3/4 size Squire Stratocaster, they have one in hello kitty, but you don't want that, man.

If you don't like that, pretty much anything on this page will be the same thing, in different shapes. She can use your amp, no?

Something along the lines of what he's suggesting. No one else seems to be taking this seriously... 6 year old girl and a Dean explorer?
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All I can say is you are so lucky. My 6YO dau wants DRUMS!!!!
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#16
Here's my scheme to get a guitar for my soon to be 8 year old son.

Assumptions:
First, you never know if he's going to take to it or not, so I don't want to buy anything too expensive or too ridiculous looking (in case I need to take it over). Second, it can't be too heavy. Third, kids have smaller hands and shorter arms, so the 3/4 guitars are an idea, but I hate buying things that are definitely temporary.

The Plan:
I'll need to take him with me to look at options and get his input - but not ceding the full decision to him. In other words, I'm probably going to steer him towards something that I wouldn't mind having myself. Maybe pick up a light shred guitar with a small neck (Ibanez S320?)

To avoid the short arm challenge, I'm thinking about putting a capo on the 12th fret so he can work on basics, albeit an octave higher.

It may just end up being an elaborate ruse to get myself an extra guitar, but it could just net me a rythym guitarist in the process.
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24 3/4 scale = regular gibson/epi/22fret scale.

3/4 scale = mini guitar

He wanted a 3/4 scale, not regular scale.


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if she like your rg then get her a micro grg

+1

http://www.guitarsite.com/news/electric_guitar/new_guitar_models_from_ibanez/
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#20
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http://www.rondomusic.com/product2198.html

But honestly, I would suggest getting her a full size, because you will easily outgrow a min-guitar.


It's not that small, it's the same scale as a Mustang or Jaguar(24").

It's bigger then most 'mini' guitars which tend to be around 22.5".
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#21
WOW, thanks all, that was quick you all are great.

I think TheBigProjeck has hit the nail on the head here. That pink (or white) strat knock off would be perfect for her. I know she would luv the pink one but the white seems to be a better deal.

I would luv to get her a full size but there is now way she would be able to hold it more than 10 minutes and she would never be able to fret anything above the 5th fret, she would never reach.

Now all I need to do is get better so I can teach her, I have a feeling that she will surpass me VERY quickly (depending on how much she practices). I have only been playing for three months, but I know I can teach her the proper basics, scales, chords, bar chords, etc......

Thanks all
#22
the 3/4 scale Kirk Hammet guitar. Or a 3/4 scale RG.
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#23
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WOW, thanks all, that was quick you all are great.

I think TheBigProjeck has hit the nail on the head here. That pink (or white) strat knock off would be perfect for her. I know she would luv the pink one but the white seems to be a better deal.

I would luv to get her a full size but there is now way she would be able to hold it more than 10 minutes and she would never be able to fret anything above the 5th fret, she would never reach.

Now all I need to do is get better so I can teach her, I have a feeling that she will surpass me VERY quickly (depending on how much she practices). I have only been playing for three months, but I know I can teach her the proper basics, scales, chords, bar chords, etc......

Thanks all


If her not being able to fret a full sized guitar is a problem, use a capo. Also, if you teach her those basics, she'll get bored. Teach her a song she likes, even if its a theme song. Once she can play a song she likes, she'll be more interested in learning the basics. That goes for anyone who is new to playing guitar that you're teaching. You won't get anywhere by telling them "This is how you play this chord and this chord and this scale." You teach them a song first. If the song in particular uses chords, that's a bonus for you because you can teach them those chords then construct it into a song they know that uses it.

Also, I wouldn't suggest barre chords just yet. Her hands might not even because to stretch like that yet.
#24
If you can, try not to get a teacher for her and teach her yourself. It could be really good for bonding.

There are some threads in Musicians Talk about teaching children.

#25
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Here's my scheme to get a guitar for my soon to be 8 year old son.

Assumptions:
First, you never know if he's going to take to it or not, so I don't want to buy anything too expensive or too ridiculous looking (in case I need to take it over). Second, it can't be too heavy. Third, kids have smaller hands and shorter arms, so the 3/4 guitars are an idea, but I hate buying things that are definitely temporary.

The Plan:
I'll need to take him with me to look at options and get his input - but not ceding the full decision to him. In other words, I'm probably going to steer him towards something that I wouldn't mind having myself. Maybe pick up a light shred guitar with a small neck (Ibanez S320?)

To avoid the short arm challenge, I'm thinking about putting a capo on the 12th fret so he can work on basics, albeit an octave higher.

It may just end up being an elaborate ruse to get myself an extra guitar, but it could just net me a rythym guitarist in the process.

You are a very wise man.
#26
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But honestly, I would suggest getting her a full size, because you will easily outgrow a min-guitar.

Not if you want to play Holdsworth type stuff in the long run
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Could this be anything?

http://www.thomann.de/se/harley_benton_ms_jr.htm

There is a pack offer there somewhere where you get an amp and some picks with it.
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