#1
I just recently started playing guitar (3 weeks ago), and my 6 year old son wants to learn really bad too.

I don't want him to touch my guitar but I definately want him to learn.

Heres the guitar I had in mind:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_squier_mini_strat_electric_guitar?full_sku=102091261

Its a Mini Squier Strat. It's only $90 so if he loses interest or something I am not out too much money.

It looks just like my guitar so I am thinking this is perfect for him.

If anybody thinks otherwise please post here because I don't really know a whole lot about guitar brands yet.
#3
looks fine for a 6 year old to play
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#4
Your son should be able to learn on that guitar no problem at all, go for it =)
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#5
if you would like...maybe a small scaled down version on an acoustic. most people learn on an acoustic and it teaches patience and such..then again hes 6 years old. the guitar u picked is good, make him play it u know see if his fingers are good...otherwise a nice cheap nylon is great too!
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#8
Some kids his age have surprised me! Go for it.

Avoid the Mel Bay series of books, though. They are too difficult and are really written at an adult level.
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#12
you are a cool dad!
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#15
nice guitar............i think i might get on of those for my little sister.........u could consider these guitars.......they r a little more money but they r ibanez......u should consider..... http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=67&TempID=8&STRID=205455&Method=2&CategoryID=0&BrandID=1380&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=6&DepartmentID=1&pagesize=10&SortMethod=2&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=
#16
squiers are great guitars for beginners. My (second, but first serious) guitar was a squier strat and i loved it, and to some degree I still do today (although i much prefer my latest - low budget guitar ).

There designed to be easy to play, from the neck to the body.
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#17
good idea, just repeating what's already said, you get really good and then make him good, and in like 6 years you can have a father/son band. rock on
#18
what ever you do DO NOT buy a sonny learners guitar it is really really bad u cant even get it to tune properly!!
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#19
now that you are getting him a guitar...always encourage him blablabla im sure you know! i wish i had learned guitar when i was 6!
#20
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Looks like a good idea to me.

And like you said - If he looses insterest, you didn't waste much money.


also if he looses interest, you can sell it on ebay or craigslist.
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#21
Yes, the Mini Squier Strat is a great choice for new, young players. Rock on daddy, you sound like one cool 'rent.
#22
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Yes, the Mini Squier Strat is a great choice for new, young players. Rock on daddy, you "sound" like one cool 'rent.



Well I hope your not referring to my guitar sounds cause if I posted my playing here I would get flamed to hell and back then to hell and back again,.

But I am getting better and that's all that matters.

Anyways yeah my dad sucked and I want to be "all I can be" as far as a father goes and hopefully you all hear my son play about 10 years from now.
#23
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Well I hope your not referring to my guitar sounds cause if I posted my playing here I would get flamed to hell and back then to hell and back again,.

But I am getting better and that's all that matters.

Anyways yeah my dad sucked and I want to be "all I can be" as far as a father goes and hopefully you all hear my son play about 10 years from now.


I wish you luck as well. Post some recordings sometime.

Good luck to your son too.
#24
at six years old your son is trying to emulate you so if you have a fender than it will be perfect for him but if not you should try to find a 3/4 sized guitar that looks like yours and it will make him want to play more well as long as you play often he will play more
#25
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at six years old your son is trying to emulate you so if you have a fender than it will be perfect for him but if not you should try to find a 3/4 sized guitar that looks like yours and it will make him want to play more well as long as you play often he will play more


Not exactly a fender but It's pretty close as far as looks

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