Best Electric for a 5 year old? Recommendations?

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  1. JPGR

    JPGR Member

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    My 5 year old refuses to allow me to play my LP Traditional becasue he wants us to play it together. He strums while I finger the chords and brushes my right hand away if it gets anywhere near the strings! So, I gotta get him own guitar, tune it to an open chord and let him get after it so I can actually play mine. Any recs on a 1/2 or 3/4 size that looks Les Paulish?

    Plus, this will give me a good excuse to buy a small 5w Fender amp "for him" :rolleyes: to offer an option to my TT Combo. Thanks!
     
  2. yllsacky

    yllsacky Senior Member

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    get him a baritone hihih
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    hbucker Senior Member

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    A Fender Mini-Strat is a great option. A very solid instrument and only in the $100 range. No, it isn't an LP but your 5 year old would just have to deal with that reality ...somehow.
     
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    That's funny...I'm sure he could cope. Really just looking for a solid instrument at a reasonable price. Something with a single cut would just be bonus.
     
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    PapaSquash Senior Member

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    I have an Epi Les Paul PeeWee. It's OK if you tune it to A. It was free but if I had to buy one, I think I'd get an Ibanez Mikro.
     
  6. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

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    Samick makes some kickass mini LP's. Much better than those POS Epiphone Pee Wees. I bought my son on of the older Samicks last month for his third birthday and it's a quality instrument. Just compare the two:

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    Note, the Samick only comes with a bridge pickup, someone has clearly added one in that picture... However, also notice that it comes with an adjustable bridge and stoptail, rather than some cheap looking thing... and you get a tone and a volume knob. I got my son's used for $100 shipped. :thumb:

    Other than looking on ebay, there's this site with a few options: JL mini electric guitar: SmallGuitars.com - small travel and kids electric guitar
     
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    That would be kinda hard to use if he wants to sit down and play
     
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    PeeWees and MinV's are too small for a 5 year old, IMO. I've got 2 of them for my boys. I just got my 5 year old an Ibanez Mikro - that is the ticket. The mini Strat is similar sized I think. The Mikro plays and sounds quite good, though. Well worth the extra money for a playable instrument.

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  10. yllsacky

    yllsacky Senior Member

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    i just had to
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  11. EtriX

    EtriX Senior Member

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    They did have this as well :D
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    or maybe a SG:
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    But that RG Micro looks nice :D I love the looks of a good superstrat type
     
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    WTF with the string spacing ?? :confused:
     
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    Your boys are very lucky Dice. :cool:

    I haven't managed to get my young bloke interested as yet. I still plan to turn him to the dark side at some stage though.

    I have a feeling though that my 3 yr old daughter may be the one to pick it up. I had some tunes on in the ute the other day and she was doing the :dude:

    It was great.
     
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    :rolleyes: "Top wrapper" :D
     
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    They mostly just klunk around the house with them - but they're getting the feel for "playing" (well, picking anyways!).

    Kids are fun.
     
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    Get him an Epi mini LP!
     
  19. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    The boy's 13 now.
     
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    My bad! Dont know why it came with new post a while ago. I hope he's into guitar now! :io:
     
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