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    My daughter is taking guitar lessons and is doing great. She is using a 3/4 size Yamaha acoustic to learn on. She really wants an electric guitar and keeps asking me for one. I would like to get her one as a gift after her upcoming recital. It will be a reward for working hard and practicing.



    I have looked at the Squier Mini, and the Ibanez Mikro. I would like to spend $200.00 or less. Anyone have any experience with a small electric guitar she could use for a few years?



    Thanks,



    AccurateOne

  • #2
    Squier Mini is your best bet.

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    • #3
      The Ibanez Mikro.. That's what my daughter is gonna get when the time comes..
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        • #5
          What about a Daisy Rock, not sure how they are quality wise but built for a girl.
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            Quote Originally Posted by RaVenCAD
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            The Ibanez Mikro.. That's what my daughter is gonna get when the time comes..




            Yup - we just got my daughter one and she's happy. It feels "real" and stays in tune (open tuning G D D G B D).



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            • #7
              I bought a Squier mini for my son.

              I do not recommend one at all.

              No experience with the ibanez.

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              • #8
                SX from Rondo?



                http://www.rondomusic.com/sst6234vwh.html

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                • #9
                  I am looking at the Ibby for my daughter. but the baby v I just got my son is pretty cool, and plays great.
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                  • #10
                    How big is your daughter? I was contemplating a 3/4 sized guitar for my nephew but after trying a bunch, I realized I was better off getting a full-sized axe instead. I went with an LTD EC-50. He's not getting it until July but I was blown away by how good it is for the $$$.



                    BTW, Daisy Rock makes a solid product, too. I've even seen male pros swinging those beasties onstage.
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by newbuilder
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                      ...the baby v I just got my son is pretty cool, and plays great.




                      I'd also suggest the Dean 'Baby' series.... 3/4-sized bodies with full-scale (24.75") necks I had one for a while that played really well, but it felt like I was playing a toy.



                      My 5-year-old, otoh, has one of those Maestro (epi) mini V's... it's a real POS. She only has the strumming part down so far, though, so I set it to an open tuning. That way, she can beat the crap out of it with somewhat pleasant-sounding results while she makes up her songs.

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                      • #12
                        I got my daughter a mini squire. I tune it up a tone.



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                        • #13
                          Peavey T15 - has a really narrow neck and is a fun guitar, maybe a bit on the heavy size for a kid. I had one briefly but the neck was to thin for me. The pups were raunchy in a good way
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                          • #14
                            If you want something with a little Mojo get a used MIM Duo-Sonic. They are usually available for under $200. My daughter loves hers. They will hold their value if you ever think about trading for a full size. My daughter is almost 16 now but would never give hers up.

                            BTW, this pic isn't my daughter's guitar. Hers is red with white and maple but I love this custom paint job.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Alecto
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                              BTW, Daisy Rock makes a solid product, too. I've even seen male pros swinging those beasties onstage.




                              I can vouch for full-sized DRs - have a Retro-H and tested a bunch of others; don't know about the 3/4 sized versions, but given that their QC is generally very strong I'd be willing to bet on them.



                              Hard to iron out full-size vs 3/4 size vs 24" etc without in-person tests. Kids fit differently, and it's hard to predict - some like a fatter neck, some like a heavier body, etc. Best to try before you buy, as usual.
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