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||Hardwood||Laminated||Mahogany||solid-wood||Basswood|
|Color||Torino Red||Sunburst||Black||Black||Classic Black||Arctic White|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Rosewood||maple||Rosewood||Rosewood||—|
|Guitar Bridge System||Hardtail Bridge||—||Tremolo Bridge, Fixed Bridge||Hardtail Bridge||tremolo||Hardtail Bridge|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||single-coil||magnetic-single-coil||Tremolo Bridge, Fixed Bridge||humbucker||humbucker||combination|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in||5 x 41 x 17 in||12.2 x 30.7 x 3.5 in||3 x 37 x 14 in||10 x 5 x 37 in||15 x 37 x 3.9 in|
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|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.
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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)
The Squier label has come a long way too since I was a kid. My memory of them is that they were much cheaper than the standard Fenders, especially the hardware. The tuning hardware on this newer one is nice, stays in tune very well.
I bought this for my 7 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves it and has been excited about taking lessons. Very happy with my purchase. I only wish there was a better priced gig bag to go with this!
It appears that whoever assembles this guitar lets the screwdriver slip and gouge the white plate (the rest of the guitar looks great). It's a really nice guitar for the price, but buyers need to be aware of the possibility of receiving a brand new scratched product due to mediocre assembly standards.
The guitar is light and comfortable and the smaller size makes the frets easier to reach and the strings easier to play than other guitars.
I can't get any of my strings into the standard EADGBe tuning because it is a 3/4 length neck and normal length strings, but it holds a BEADF#b tuning well. There is probably something that I am doing wrong here, but as a beginner with some experience with bass guitars, this is a cute little setup for practicing and learning songs.