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Squier by Fender "Mini" Strat Beginner Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard - Torino Red
- With a shorter 22.75” string scale, small neck profile and a downsized ¾ size body this Squier is an excellent fit for the youth
- On the go and short on space, this Squier Mini is a great travel companion
- Chord with comfort and bend strings with ease from this ‘C’ shaped satin finished neck, 20 medium jumbo frets and modern 9.5 fingerboard radius
- Explore various tones from rich bass to cutting treble sounds from the 3 single coils pickups, one tone control, master volume and the 5 way pick up selector switch
- Enjoy maximum playability with various string gauges via the adjustable truss rod and the chrome fully adjustable fixed to body ‘hard tail’ bridge
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The Squier Mini was designed with young players in mind featuring a 22.75 inch scale length, as opposed to the standard 25.5 inch scale length of a typical Stratocaster. This shorter scale length results in less tension on the guitar strings, as well as a shorter reach between frets providing the user with a much easier playing experience.
The Squier Mini boasts a traditional three single-coil set up with 5-way switching. This powerful and versatile platform is suited for almost any playing style. Single-coils are known for their bright, dynamic and articulate tone.
Vintage-Inspired Hard Tail Bridge
The Squier Mini replaces the traditionally equipped Floating Tremolo system found on most Stratocasters with a Vintage-Inspired Hard Tail bridge. The Hard Tail bridge provides many unique benefits which are well suited to help players early in their career. From restringing to intonation, a hard tail bridge makes set up and maintenance a breeze. Also the vintage-inspired hard tail bridge also provides greater sustain and sonic transference thanks to greater surface area contact.
Rosewood produces a mellow, warm tone that complements the chime of a single coil and the twang of a 25.5 inch scale length. A traditional tone wood which first appeared on Stratocaster fingerboards in 1959, Rosewood fingerboards contain enough natural oil to be left unfinished which offers the player an organic tactile experience.
Ranging in color and hue, Rosewood typically contains deep rich browns with possible highlights of orange, green, purple, and yellow.
Designed for Comfort
The comfortable 'C'-shaped neck profile of this instrument (the shape of the neck in cross section) is crafted to impart a vintage-style playing feel. The 'C' shape is the most common neck profile among modern Fender guitars, and its oval shape is well suited to players with smaller hands. This makes the Squier Mini's neck remarkably comfortable and ideal for all playing styles.
The Squier Mini also offers a slightly thinner body profile than a traditional Stratocaster. This feature not only makes the instrument lighter, but also allows a shorter reach over the instrument for an easier playing experience.
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|Body Material Type||laminated-wood||Laminated||Hardwood||Mahogany||solid-wood||solid-wood|
|Color||Torino Red||Black||Black||Black||Classic Black||Vintage Sunburst|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||maple||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Guitar Bridge System||Hardtail Bridge||Tremolo Bridge, Fixed Bridge||—||Hardtail Bridge||tremolo||Tune-O-Matic|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||single-coil||Tremolo Bridge, Fixed Bridge||magnetic-single-coil||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in||12.2 x 30.7 x 3.5 in||40 x 15 x 4 in||3 x 37 x 14 in||10 x 5 x 37 in||6 x 44 x 19 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||maple||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
The Squier Mini electric guitar is a totally capable starter electric guitar. With 20 frets and a 22.75” string scale length, it's perfect for small hands. Featuring 3 single-coil Stratocaster pickups, master volume and tone controls, rosewood fretboard, and a hard-tail bridge it has many of the same attributes as its bigger iconic sibling- the Fender Stratocaster. Squier by Fender Mini Strat also makes a wonderful travel companion for the seasoned player or any beginner. Don’t be fooled by size or price this is a legitimate instrument from a company with 60 + years making iconic instruments.
Top customer reviews
1. You may have to do some adjustments for string height and intonation but that has to be done on even more expensive guitars.
2. For some reason the nut is made higher on the low stings making it "slightly" out of tune on some chords on the first three frets. However, I don't need perfect pitch for a practice guitar.
3. The construction is solid of course.
4. The sound is great with no noise from the pickups at all (amazing).
5. A bargain an twice the price I think but I might not have tried it at the price. Glad it is priced where it is.
6. You don't have to be a kid to use or appreciate this guitar or have a lot of fun with it.
PS: Good tip to lower the string action if necessary. Just put a shim under the back half of neck base (use an Ace of Spades card, it works great)
Despite the blemish episode, it fits her perfectly. I tried to tune it using a clamp-on Snark tuner. That didn't work at all for some reason so we went to Guitar Center and bought an electric guitar tuner which you plug the cord into from the guitar. That really worked well to tune the guitar. The tuning pegs (gears) were stiff and a bit hard to turn. When I change the strings I will adjust them to make them easier to turn. The strings the guitar comes with are very cheap so I'll need to change those out soon for a much better set, but they'll have to do for now.
I plugged the guitar to my old Crate amp and it sounded pretty good. The knobs on the front of the guitar turn well an did what they are supposed to do. It's easy to control the tone and volume from the guitar without having to dicker much with the amp. My daughter had a great time getting used to it. She's a great classical guitarist (I teach classical guitar) so playing an electric guitar was a new experience for her. My old Strat is just too big and heavy for her and this black one looks good (despite the dullness that only I can see) on her and she was awesome playing jazz guitar in her school concert the other night. Since this guitar is so inexpensive and is just right for a smaller person, I really can't find anything major wrong to say about it. I'm glad I bought it, just wish it didn't come with the stains. It feels solid, well-constructed, and not very heavy. I like playing it too!
I've ordered a really good gig bag, new cord, a Pignose amp just for her and of course, a bunch of new electric guitar strings. She'll find the small stuff in her stocking this Christmas! I can't wait for us to do some mother and daughter electric guitar duets!!
It took about 30 minutes to set up the guitar's neck and intonation. Fender supplies two Allen wrenches for the job. I did have to dig a small screwdriver out of my gig pack to finish the intonation process. The guitar been sitting on a guitar stand for a few days and it's remained in tune and the intonation is still perfect. We have a computer controlled home environment which lowers the house temp to the low 60's while my wife and I are at work and gradually rises the temp up to 68 just before we get home from our offices. But even with the up and down temperatures, the little guitar stays in tune. I highly recommend this mini-guitar over any of the no-name minis that I had previously purchased.