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    Default 1st Guitar for Nine Year Old Child Question....

    Opinions please...
    Would a smaller 22.2" neck serve him better, or short change him later once he/if he moves up to a 25 1/2" scale neck???

    Considering these;
    Ibanez IJM21 Mikro Electric Guitar Jumpstart Pack ($200)
    http://www.ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=IJM21
    http://www.airportmusic.com/ibanez_GRGM_Mikro.htm
    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...ack?sku=500152

    Ibanez GRX20 ($150)
    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...tar?sku=519417
    He already has an amp, and cord that he uses with his electronic drums... Still need tuner, picks etc etc

    Need to pull the trigger in this SOON, since well, ya know...
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    shit... posted in wrong forum... ugh... Can a Mod move this?
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    Im still a big fan of the Strat Pac.
    He learns on that, its not a real hard transition to the big boy version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
    hahahaha Michael Angelo Batio...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    Im still a big fan of the Strat Pac.
    He learns on that, its not a real hard transition to the big boy version.
    I think that's good advice. At 9, his hands should be big enough to get around on a full-size axe.
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    Peavey has a kit that is similar to the Stratpac. It has a guitar, amp, gigbag. Guitar is probably 3/4 size and is very functional. I have (2) students who are 6-8 years old using this guitar.

    My 6 year old is using the Kirk Hammett ESP/LTD Jr model... http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/sto...tegorySA182789

    It's tuned to standard tuning, and is not a bad little guitar for younger kids. I'd avoid acoustics of any type at this age.

    I find you've got a 50/50 chance of getting them to stick with an electric guitar. With acoustics, it's 75% chance of failure. At least with the students I had.
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    That's an interesting statistic. I remember at 11 - even as a giant Kiss fan -
    thinking that I had to start with an acoustic. Not sure where that idea
    came from, but I think it makes sense when you consider the size issue
    as well as expense. Not to mention developing technique fundamentals
    that will only make you a better player in the long run. And if it turns out
    he loses interest, it's kind of a wash.

    But then, I literally got my first guitar out of the trash and thought you
    were a pussy if you used a strap.
    Psychotherapy, psychotherapy.

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    Just to put some closure to this;

    I went with the fullsize...
    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...tar?sku=519417

    1 KORG GA-30 GUITAR AND BASS TUNER KC 14.99
    1 FENDER GETTING STARTED ELECTRIC GUITAR DVD KC 16.99
    1 IBANEZ GRX20 GUITAR JWL BLU KC 149.99
    1 MF STND CELLULOID GTR PCK 1DZ BLACK THIN KC 1.29
    1 MUSICIAN'S GEAR TUBULAR GUITAR STAND BLACK BLACK 7.99

    The amp he already has is a Crate GTD15R...
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    Awesome Choices!
    He's gonna freak!
    Love to be there Christmas morning.
    Nothing like the joy in a kids face when gettin shread material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
    That's an interesting statistic. I remember at 11 - even as a giant Kiss fan -
    thinking that I had to start with an acoustic. Not sure where that idea
    came from, but I think it makes sense when you consider the size issue
    as well as expense. Not to mention developing technique fundamentals
    that will only make you a better player in the long run. And if it turns out
    he loses interest, it's kind of a wash.

    But then, I literally got my first guitar out of the trash and thought you
    were a pussy if you used a strap.
    Psychotherapy, psychotherapy.
    The techniques are the same. I equate it to running track. You can run in running shoes or high heels. The conscept is the same, one is just harder than the other!
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    The store I teach at stocks the Yamaha Pacifica starter guitar models, and they are excellent. I am most critical of neck quality and fret quality, and both are excellent on the Pacifica.

 

 

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