#1
SO, its almost that time when I have to look into a new guitar.
My problem is I have pathetic, tiny, woman-like hands. So, can anyone suggest/list a few guitars that are easier on us little folk? As a reference, my fingers can stretch across 5 frets on a standard size, but thats a real stretch and not really convenient to try to achieve mid song. Not sure if thats good/bad tbh.
My immediate thoughts are epi SG, squier Duo Sonic, squier Jag. At the moment Im leaning towards getting a duo sonic, but I read somewhere about the neck being crap.

I know a bunch of you are gonna say go to a shop and try. I want to know now so I know what to look for. Moving soon and theres will be a huuuge guitar warehouse nearby when I do, so I'll be going there. Would be nice to already know what to go look for though and to know in case I decide to just order online, in which case I dont get to try before I buy.
My budget will mostly likely be up to £400.

Thanks in advance to those who are helpful. 'Go die in a hole' in advance to trolls.
Last edited by 771M at Aug 21, 2010,
#3
Maybe you could check out an Ibanez S-series guitar? They aren't that expensive and have really thin necks (Wizard necks).

Usually it's the scale you most want to worry about, most guitars have a standard 25.5'' scale. If you want something shorter I know there's a Rickenbacker out there somewhere with 22'' necks.

Otherwise you might want to try a Fender Mustang, which goes on 24'' or 22.5''.
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#5
Get an Epiphone SG, but in Small Scale. It's only like $150-$200, and the neck is smaller then most guitars, specifically for people with small hands.

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#7
a 5-6 fret span (i.e frets 1 to 5/6) is average, so don`t consider it a abnormality or tiny hands...if it is that much of a concern to you you must try the guitars out 1st.

what genre of music and what amp are you using, at a guess given the guitars you`ve listed i`d say classic rock and blues
#8
You could probably play any neck, but the bigger ones might take some getting used to. ESP has some pretty comfy necks for people with smaller fingers. A Gibson '60s slim taper might be good to look at too. Just try out a bunch of guitars and see which is comfy for you.
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#9
You might want to consider a 3/4 size guitar it'll be smaller than the neck on any full size. If you really want a full size look in to something with a shorter scale length. Generally the shortest is 24.75 compared to 25.5. It'll be a small difference but it might help. The Fender Mustang is supposed to be 22.5. A shorter scale will mean the frets are ever so slightly closer together. Good luck!
#10
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what genre of music and what amp are you using, at a guess given the guitars you`ve listed i`d say classic rock and blues


I use a terrible nameless 15w amp. I will most likely be upgrading this at the same time.
As for genre, I pretty much play all sorts. From Clapton to RHCP to The Offspring. Kinda liking punk/ska most though.
#11
Epi SG + small hands = not good.

try an ibanez SA or RG series, alternatively Dean do some rather nice guitars with thin necks that you will more than likely like.
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#12
Quote by guitarnoob_100
Maybe you could check out an Ibanez S-series guitar? They aren't that expensive and have really thin necks (Wizard necks).

Usually it's the scale you most want to worry about, most guitars have a standard 25.5'' scale. If you want something shorter I know there's a Rickenbacker out there somewhere with 22'' necks.

Otherwise you might want to try a Fender Mustang, which goes on 24'' or 22.5''.


sorry for the double post

the S series have 25.5 inch the ricky would be well over budget
#13
Well thanks for the feedback, theres a few more guitars to look at at least. I do like the SA Ibanezezez so thats good news, I wouldnt have bothered trying them before.

Thanks!
#14
Quote by 771M
SO, its almost that time when I have to look into a new guitar.
My problem is I have pathetic, tiny, woman-like hands. So, can anyone suggest/list a few guitars that are easier on us little folk?


If you need a new guitar anyway then go ahead but if you want to get a new guitar just to mitigate your tiny hands you need to work more on your technique than anything else; having small hands doesn't make anywhere near as much difference as some people think it does.

Evidence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMejjSWStaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Skk9Q0Qd_k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuOXqsQo0ko (at about 7:33)
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#15
heres some motivation

guitarist of Nighwish, Emppu Vuorinen has tiny ass hands. And he's freaking 5 foot 3 in.
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