#1
Can I get some advice on what type of guitar is best for a beginner? I'm looking for a neck that isn't fat like the les paul. Any suggestions??????
#3
Yamaha Pacifica all the way, ultimate starter.

(and if this 9 year old is going to be serious he is gunna be gooooooddddddddd)




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#5
I'd have to go with the Squier Strat or a Yamaha Pacifica. DO NOT get a starter ibanez. It has Crappy build and bad pickups.
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#6
Yeah, I've heard good stuff about the Yamaha. Seems like a safe bet.
#7
squier's are usually decent.. the store i used to work at were selling these guitars called Vagabonds.. they were low end.. but not bottom line.. it was like $250 and they had decent harware so it couldn't go out of tune easily like a lot of starter guitars.
#9
Yamaha strat copies ftw. I have one I can honestly say it plays better than any guitar I have played. Just needs new pickups.
#11
For a 9 year old...

Maybe one of those mini guitars?
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#12
fender has a mini version of the strat

ibanez as the gio mikro

3/4 acoustics may be a bit too thick at the moment but worth a shot as well
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#13
Quote by Absent Mind
Yamaha Pacifica all the way, ultimate starter.

(and if this 9 year old is going to be serious he is gunna be gooooooddddddddd)


Agreed, better than Squiers - squiers are okay beginner guitars though.
#14
I brought this up in that other thread a while back :http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Brian-May-MiniMay-Electric-Guitar?sku=512639

I've heard great things about the Yamaha. Perhaps go with that?
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#16
Ok first of all Squiers are not THAT bad, so TS you can consider them. It will be better if he starts with a full size guitar, to avoid any problems on the future. Yes, the Yamaha is a good choice, I made a mistake and started with a Washburn. Don't get a Washburn
#17
Yeah, a Yamaha would be a good choice in your situation.
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#18
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I'd have to go with the Squier Strat or a Yamaha Pacifica. DO NOT get a starter ibanez. It has Crappy build and bad pickups.


WRONG.

Not a crappy build. Just get a new cable with the package, it's fine.
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#19
I'm pretty sure nine year olds don't need mini guitars, unless the kid is particularly small. I started playing on a fullsize classical at 9, and it wasn't a drag at all...

Just buy an inexpensive starter pack. Every manufacturer has a below-$200 category, with anything within it probably being good enough. Just pick the one that the kid likes the most looks-wise.
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#20
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Ok first of all Squiers are not THAT bad, so TS you can consider them. It will be better if he starts with a full size guitar, to avoid any problems on the future. Yes, the Yamaha is a good choice, I made a mistake and started with a Washburn. Don't get a Washburn


I have a Washburn now lol.. crappy wiring, bunch of solders came off..
#21
Has anyone actually played one of the small or half size guitars. My son who is 7 and on the small size( he can barely reach the 1st fret of my Ibanez af75) is starting lessons. All I've read about the small strats is that they dont stay in tune. A full size will be WAY to big for him. What about the mini les paul? Has anyone seen or played that one??
Does anyone make a kids size tele?? That seems like it would make the most sense being it has such a thin neck.
Any help will be appreciated/
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