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Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar Black 

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The Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar is a totally capable starter electric guitar. With 20 frets, it's perfect for small hands. Features 3 single-co...Read More

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Your child's path to rock 'n' roll stardom!

The Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar is a totally capable starter electric guitar. With 20 frets, it's perfect for small hands. Features 3 single-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls, rosewood fretboard, and a hardtail bridge.

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FEATURES
  • Small-scale neck
  • (22-3/4")
  • Three single-coil electronic pickups
  • Master volume and tone controls
  • Maple C-shaped neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 20 medium frets
  • Hard-tail 6-saddle bridge

Get your little rocker rollin' with the real thing. Order today.

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SquierMini Strat Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (7)
  • School bands (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good starter/kids/travel axe

Great little guitar...although it does have a few issues, they're what one should expect from a low-cost mini guitar. Although it's small and cheap it is NOT a toy- it's a...Read complete review

Great little guitar...although it does have a few issues, they're what one should expect from a low-cost mini guitar. Although it's small and cheap it is NOT a toy- it's a decent quality instrument in a small package. One issue I had was that one of the frets wasn't hammered in properly, so it stuck out a bit and my high E would get snagged in it. No biggie- a few taps of a hammer did the job. I plan on replacing the cheap plastic nut with a roller nut, swapping out the stock tuners for locking Schallers, and putting in a Stetsbar trem. (The stock tuners have a lot of backlash, making the guitar a pain to tune.) The pickups have a similar sound to Duncan Designed pickups, which are decent, so I won't replace those. Due to the short scale length I use very heavy strings tuned to standard (.012s). I wouldn't recommend that for kids though. I've had this little axe for 12 years (since I was 7) and I've never had many problems with it...
Great guitar to travel with, to give to your kids, or to modify....Buy this axe!

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Toadhairs

I purchased this mini strat a couple of years ago as kind of a gag to hang on the wall next to my full size Strats (2), Peavey's (2)and my Dean...Read complete review

I purchased this mini strat a couple of years ago as kind of a gag to hang on the wall next to my full size Strats (2), Peavey's (2)and my Dean guitars. I really thought I would get a 'mini' I could play also. Boy was I wrong. The craftsmanship is great but the damn thing just won't tune! I've tried everything, new strings, bridge adjust but nothing helps so it just hangs on the wall collecting dust. Maybe it's because I ordered it without playing it first. Don't get me wrong, this would be a great guitar for kid if he could keep it in tune.

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1.0

Jimi Hendrix Couldn't Play This Thing

By Matthewl0799

from Canton, Oh

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Pros

  • none

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Will not stay in tune

Best Uses

  • Fend Off Burglars
  • Starting A Bonfire

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

My son wanted to learn to play guitar like his Dad, so I bought this guitar for him. I didn't expect much for the price, but come on, you should be able to tune a guitar and have it stay in tune for more than 5 seconds. Yes, it's that bad. Tried new strings. Tried adjusting the bridge. Still won't stay in tune. Intonation? Forget it. It would be a fun little guitar if it would stay in tune. I can't even recommend this for children or beginners. An overpriced novelty is all this thing is. Junk, junk, junk.

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5.0

Great Guitar... Highly recommended!

By Q Adams

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar in Red as a Christmas present for my 8 year nephew. Before buying it, I considered this one and the Dean Vendetta, which is at the same price point. The Squier blows the Dean that I played (in store), out of the water. It's not even close. The quality is far superior, and it plays and sounds 10 times better. The Dean felt and played like a cheap toy, no exaggeration. A set of Ernie Ball 9's on the mini and my Line 6 Spider Jam amp and it just rocks. It also looks great and has a solid weight. Fyi, most of the issues that I've read in another reviews (fret buzz, high action and tuning problems) are resolved with a 30 minute setup that you can do yourself (youtube it!)..

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    3.0

    great starter

    By minor genius

    from hickory, nc

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

    Bought this for my son for Christmas. Now he can play along with me. Frets buzz on the high register so it would need to be set up if you took learning serious.

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    5.0

    Extremely happy with my purchase of 2

    By FamilyMan

    from Riverside, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • It's Real - Not A Toy

    Cons

    • Few Scratches On Guard

    Best Uses

    • Kids Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

    I bought 2 of the mini strats for my 6 year-old twin boys. I was hesitant to order because of some of the other negative reviews, but I could not be happier with these guitars! The tuning keys are smooth and easy, the action is pretty low, light and easy but with no buzz, and the overall feel of the guitars is even nicer than I was expecting. They're a blast to play, and so easy!

    The only negative thing I've found so far is that the plastic pick guards had a number of scratches on them - no big deal. Of course the pickups aren't as nice as your expensive guitar, but for the price they're awesome!

    Every person's experience is different, but I give the mini strats and Musician's Friend 5 stars!

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    3.0

    ok

    By Doc

    from Downriver Mi.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Cheap Starter

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

      You'll have to do a set up but that is true of all cheap imported guitars. Makes a 4 yr old happy and that's what counts

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      5.0

      Nice 3/4 scale guitar

      By Mustang Guy

      from Winter Garden, Florida

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

        I bought this for my grandson's birthday. He loves playing my guitars with me but he is only 4 years old and they are simply too big for him. This Squier Mini Strat is just the ticket. It came in playable condition but I still did my usual setup on it including a slight truss rod adjustment, lowered the action a little and set the intonation. Now it's a great little player and my grandson loves it! I even noodle with it and find it fun too. This is a real guitar and not a toy and the quality is much better than you would expect for a guitar in this price range.

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        4.0

        perfect for little hands

        By piop

        from norway

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Problem To Tune I D Major

        Best Uses

        • And Grand Children
        • For My Grandchild
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

        it`s a problem to get it tuned in D major

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great travel guitar for the money.

        By DarkWraith740

        from Wheeling WV

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Price
        • Size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Travel

          Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

          I'm a truck driver and bought this guitar for practicing in the truck bunk when I have delays ETC. I couldn't be happier with this guitar for the money.

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          5.0

          Amazing Sounding Guitar For The Price

          By Bubbashooter

          from Altoona, Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Grandsons First Guitar

            Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

            Was a little skeptical at first, But the quality and sound shock me.
            Would highly recomend this guitar

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice quality beginners or travel guitar.

            By Quest876

            from NYC

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Size For A Young Chi
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • No Bag Or Strap

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

              This is the 2nd fender guitar I have purchased for my kids. It's a good size & weight for a young child,petite person or for use as a travel guitar.
              It is much lighter than the full size model. Nice quality for a beginners guitar & their teachers were satisfied with it.Gig bag, amp '& strap must be purchased separately. A bit overpriced but ok for the quality you're getting for a beginner.I would say this size will fit a 5-10 yo comfortably.

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