#1
I've just taken possesion of a nobody-in-particular's strat clone 3/4 size electric guitar. And having smallish hands, find playing it is somewhat more . . . easy, intuitive, quicker. Now remembering, for instance that the great JH had relatively large hands to wrap round his strat and give him some advantage would it be such a bad idea for more modest hand-sized guitarists to consider having a three quarter guitar instead of a full size?
#2
Not necessarily, you'd have problems finding a high quality 3/4 sized guitar as they're typically considered starter/child guitars.
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Not necessarily, you'd have problems finding a high quality 3/4 sized guitar as they're typically considered starter/child guitars.


I have to agree with that. I generally find something you pay 100 for won't be as good as even an epi les paul special II. Unless you can find a custom shop that will make you one you're better off adapting. Just takes time to get it better. I have smaller hands too its just working the muscles to do that.
#12
I've a Taylor Big Baby which is a fantastic sounding 2/3 sized acoustic. It comes with a quality gig bag and is available in Left Handed model.

Well worth having a play if you see one in your local guitar store.
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#13
Seems like most would rather persevere with full size guitars even if their hands are not that large. I think ibanez make some 3/4 guitars which should be pretty reasonable. The cheepo guitar I picked up 'elevation' has, never-the-less, a straight neck both left and right and backwards and forwards so accurate sustainable tuning, and pleasant action, is possible. The pickups work OK but aren’t particularly impressive. Obviously to go on stage u'd need a cred guitar (I'd rather die than go on stage!) But for home jamming? I would point out again though that it really does seem a little easier to play.
#14
just get a guitar will a smaller scale length.
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#15
Not necessarily three-quarter size, but shorter scale and narrow neck, definitely. (Rickenbacker 600 Series, anyone? Those things are TINY, yet they play and sound amazing. Epi Wilshires are nice too.)
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I've just taken possesion of a nobody-in-particular's strat clone 3/4 size electric guitar. And having smallish hands, find playing it is somewhat more . . . easy, intuitive, quicker. Now remembering, for instance that the great JH had relatively large hands to wrap round his strat and give him some advantage would it be such a bad idea for more modest hand-sized guitarists to consider having a three quarter guitar instead of a full size?


3/4 guitars are hard to keep intonated.
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#18
Three quarter size guitars? A guitar the size of a quarter sounds hard to play. Why did you buy three of them?

Oh, wait...

You're better off getting a short scale or coping. Things like 3/4 size and left-handed make your options narrow down more and more in regards to guitar.
If they're for you then they're for you, but I don't think it's an advantage myself. Especially since I'm on the bigger side of the hand spectrum as it is.
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#19
I have a friend who buys squier strat 3/4's and replaces tuners, pickups, bridge, etc.. and they sound great. If they get set up properly and some decent equipment on them they can work.

I had an Ibanez Gio 3/4 for a bit and had a lot of tuning problems and ended up selling it. I have bigger hands so I found it uncomfortably small to play.