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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-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls, rosewo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls, rosewood fretboard, and a hardtail bridge.

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  • 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
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SquierMini Strat Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (6)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mini Me

I originally bought this guitar for my daughter to learn on, but I spend more time playing it than she does. It's a real bargain for the price. This really is a mini...Read complete review

I originally bought this guitar for my daughter to learn on, but I spend more time playing it than she does. It's a real bargain for the price. This really is a mini Strat, but you don't have to be a midget to play it. It fits my 7 year old perfectly, and I can play it too. It's small enough for little hands, but spaced out properly for larger hands. I haven't had to alter this guitar in any way, but I have considered changing the pickups. Fortunately, they are regular sized, unlike the rest of the mini's parts. This instrument would be great for Teaching your kid to play, travelling, or playing out if you like the short scale! It would even be fun for playing in the passenger seat on road trips.

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Not Bad, Not Good

Got this for free as a part of a promotion, and as a starting guitar not a bad li'l thing. It does keep tuning really well for quite long if you spend the time...Read complete review

Got this for free as a part of a promotion, and as a starting guitar not a bad li'l thing. It does keep tuning really well for quite long if you spend the time to properly adjust the bridge right, but the frets definitely bring down the quality. First, the strings it comes with are pretty bad, so I'd just straight off replace them with a different brand. Second, the frets have many problems with intonation. You could have perfect tuning, yet still not sound right when playing anything other than an open string. I will vouch that it's very durable, and can stand up to any beating you throw at it, and the triple pickups are a great bonus for such a cheap guitar.

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(133 of 152 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mini Me

By Guitarded

from Beaumont, TX

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I originally bought this guitar for my daughter to learn on, but I spend more time playing it than she does. It's a real bargain for the price. This really is a mini Strat, but you don't have to be a midget to play it. It fits my 7 year old perfectly, and I can play it too. It's small enough for little hands, but spaced out properly for larger hands. I haven't had to alter this guitar in any way, but I have considered changing the pickups. Fortunately, they are regular sized, unlike the rest of the mini's parts. This instrument would be great for Teaching your kid to play, travelling, or playing out if you like the short scale! It would even be fun for playing in the passenger seat on road trips.

(39 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

who says it's for beginners

By Don Lee

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I am an active blues and classic rock player (3-4 nights a week). In 45 years of playing, I have owned just about everything that has 6 strings on it (including the other short scale guitars). I started gigging with the mini after I hurt my back and couldn't handle the weight of a Les Paul or Strat. If you want a strat that has it all without the weight, you can't go wrong. I replaced the tuners with Schaller copies and put 11' strings on it, and it plays as well as any guitar I have ever owned (stays in tune perfectly). This little giant, and a Les Paul express, are my two main gigging guitars, and I swear by it.

(38 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An excellent little guitar!

By korz

from Chicagoland, Illinois

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I bought three of these for my kids and I'm thinking about buying one more for myself. I currently own four full-sized Stratocasters, but it would be nice to have one of these at work, just to noodle around with at lunchtime. It is smaller than a normal Stratocaster, both in body and neck, so if you have big hands, it may be difficult to play, but my hands are medium-sized and I can adapt very easily to the narrower, slimmer neck. The pickups are "just okay" quality, but they are standard sized, so you can replace them with better pickups if you choose. I've replaced all my Strat's pickups with hum-free single-coils and you might want to do that too if you intend on recording with this guitar, but for live play with a distortion, the stock pickups are fine. Squier quality has been improving steadily over the years and this guitar is well-constructed. It has a hard tail bridge, which I wish I had on my 4 full-sized Stratocasters... I just don't use the trem. I would recommend this guitar for kids and as a travel guitar for anyone with medium-to-small hands.

(33 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not Bad, Not Good

By Zachery

from Gallup, NM

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

Got this for free as a part of a promotion, and as a starting guitar not a bad li'l thing. It does keep tuning really well for quite long if you spend the time to properly adjust the bridge right, but the frets definitely bring down the quality. First, the strings it comes with are pretty bad, so I'd just straight off replace them with a different brand. Second, the frets have many problems with intonation. You could have perfect tuning, yet still not sound right when playing anything other than an open string. I will vouch that it's very durable, and can stand up to any beating you throw at it, and the triple pickups are a great bonus for such a cheap guitar.

(27 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the kids

By Guitarist

from CA

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great for getting your kids started on guitar. It is cheap, plays well, and looks cool. This guitar is very easy to play and is great for learning on.

(24 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little guitar

By GMoney

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I recently went looking for a 3/4 scale guitar for my son and daughter to share and learn on. I felt that a 3/4 scale would keep them from getting frustrated by their limited reach on thier growing hands. I found the squire mini and was impressed enough to buy two of them (one in each color. For the money, why not?). I owned a Stat Elite years ago and loved it. This guitar really feels like my old Fender did. My kids feel like rock stars as they learn to play and I have to admit, I spend a good deal of time on these guitars as well. The only down side is that it is difficult to keep in tune although I am sure that this is partly due to new strings. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who wants to get their kids playing on what is definitely one of the coolest student guitars out there.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You get what you pay for and that's not bad.

By AJ

from Philly

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

This Squier Strat is a great introduction to the world of electric guitar. Yes, it needs new strings, the action and intonation set up(OK, your never going to get it perfect)right out of the box. The fact that your 6 year old can hold it correctly and get His or Her hands around the neck all for a hundred bucks and not eying up your precious guitar collection....Priceless. Rock On!

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Mini Ever!

By Harrison

from Castle Rock, Co

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar as my first electric and it's great i've had it for two and a half years and i've had to change the strings 2 times but that was a personal choice and the pick-ups are great the sound is some of the best i've heard I play pretty heavy rock but I kinda suck but this guitar makes me sound like a pro. I extremely Reccomend this guitar.

(16 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

You Can Get Better

By EpiphoneGuy123456789

from New York, NY

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

My best friend gave me this Strat Mini and I believe it is a disgrace to guitar players everywhere. This is the kind of guitar that you deliberetly smash to pieces on tour or off tour. For one, the pickups are horrendus; every time you pluck a string you get this annoying buzzing noise and it drives me insane! Also, it will become out of tune so fast it will make your head spin! I wish this could have been a positive review, but there is not anything positive to say about the guitar.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Product, for AN AMAZING PRICE!!!!

By George

from Cooper City FL

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I had bought this for my son about a month ago and gosh i gotta say this guitar plays better than almost any other mini guitar that i had ever played. I love the sustain, it is incomparable. This is just an amazing guitar made for kids. I would never buy any other guitar for my child. I also like the red color of the strat, it doesnt keep all the finger prints on the finish which makes you NOT have to clean it everytime you use it. Well thats pretty much it, I wanted to thank fender for a job well done

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Starter Guitar for Small Hands But Needs a Bunch of Setup

By wendall hagen

from St. Paul, MN

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I have a nine year old grand daughter who is very musically talented on the violin and has shown an interest in the guitar, but could not reach the nut on a full sized guitar. I have been playing on and off for 50 years and was killing some time at the Guitar Center when I spotted a used black version of this guitar. Talked to the sales person and then saw a new pink one. Picked it up, played for a few minutes, and then decided whether I could make it play better. Yup and decided to buy it on a whim. For starters, this is a $100 guitar, not a $800-$1200 guitar! I will get the negative out of the way right now, ..., the tuners are horrible even after oiling and working in. Some can be very hard to turn and also jumpy. 3/4 size guitars are different than full sized guitars. The strings that come with guitar are way too light since they do not feel like strings on a full sized guitar. The first thing to do is remove the original strings. Next, gently tap some graphite into the nut slots so the strings don't jump when tuning. Put on a new set of strings with the high E being an 11 or 12 since 3/4 guitars have less tension. I used Ernie Ball 11-48's. Now, take off the bare G string, which will buzz, and replace it with a wound G. I use a 22 GA. Pick up 2 or 3 extra wound G's since they tend to wear fast. Remove the excess graphite from the nut with a compressor or vacuum and tune it up. New guitars can take up to a week to settle in so don't expect the guitar to stay in tune during that settle in period. Adjust the truss rod so the neck is straight. You may have to do this again since new guitars often have the truss rods set loose for shipping. Next raise or lower the low E string such that it is as low as it can go without buzzing considering how hard and were on the neck you play. I play hard and soft and work the entire neck so the string must play clean under all neck positions and string attack pressure. Do this for each string down the line. As you move from the low E to the high E you will be able to get lower and lower. Set the intonation. You will need an electronic tuner and can Google how to do this. On her guitar the low E was way too high at the nut but the other strings were reasonable. On a low E you can use a hack saw blade to deepen the nut slot, ..., very carefully. I took the nut down so the top of the low E string was level with the top of the nut. I could have gone lower but there was no real need since the guitar was already playing very well. After about a week the guitar started to hold tune and fingers nearly as well as some of my higher end gear. The only problem remaining is the frets feel sharp running the neck. I taped some emery cloth to one side of a flat stick and dressed each fret that felt sharp. This is a constant problem with unbounded fret boards particularly caused by dryness in northern climates during the winter months. That's it. The guitar holds tune subject to humidity changes and plays very well and easily anywhere on the neck. FWIW, I just picked up a Taylor BT1 (3/4) at the Guitar Center for the grand daughter so she can have a guitar to play at home where I know the parents don't want amplifiers blasting. That guitar also needed some tuning up to maximize playability while still playing clean. Hope this helps. Just remember guitars are mostly made of wood and wood changes shape when humidity changes. A good setup today will not be good in 3-6 months.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GOOD ENTRY INSTRUMENT

By Hector

from Newton, NJ

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

Bought this for my 7 year old for his birthday as an introductory instrument. Nice construction and well worth the money for an entry level instrument. Small neck size and body size are perfect for young children.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first guitar

By Jimi Hendrix 2

from Cary, NC

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I'm only 10 years old, and I'm very good for my age, and let me tell you this is a great guitar. When I started, regular-sized guitars were too big for my arms, so I bought this guitar. It was perfect for chords that have your fingers going five different directions. Its sound is great too. My dad has a strat and this guitar plays and sounds better. It can have that Texas blues sound at times and hard rockin powerchord heaven at others. Yeah, it's a great guitar.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Mini Squier

By the little guitar that could

from NYC metro area

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

Bought 2. Fantastic quality for the price. Kids overjoyed on Christmas. Will change stock strings and oil fingerboard but then again must do that with any new guitar. Wish these were around when I was kid. Great starter axe.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ME LIKE THIS GUITAR!!!!!!SQUIER IS AWESOME!!!!

By Nick

from IL

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I'm not a master,but I'm a progressing player,and I love this guitar.It's the bomb!!!!!!!!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

If you're a beginner, this guitar is for you!

By Mrs.Jonas

from Holland

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about 2 years ago, and I loved it! It's light weight, and it sounds great plugged in to any amp. But, the strings were too close to the fret board which made a buzzing sound when strummed.But if you are just beginning to play, you'll be impressed on all the sounds it can make.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Got my start on it and not just for kids

By Conor Wellman

from kentucky

Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

my dad bought me this guitar many years ago and I got my start on it. First it is not a great guitar in itself but it is a perfect guitar for what it is intended. this guitar looked awesome to me as a kid (10 years old) and when I held it in my hands it would feel perfect. It wasn't too big and intimidating and I could reach all the strings and frets without much trouble. I loved the sound of it too when I plugged it in. Perfect for me to lean on. Now also this is not just a kids guitar. If you are an adult and thinking about "hey maybe I want to try to learn the guitar and see if I like it" this is still the perfect guitar to start with. It ist that big a financial investment get a small amp with it and you will be all set to lean and will be playing in no time then you can buy a fender or eppiphone or gibson. it is also super easy to transport durable and doesn't take up much space. I have a gibson now and play it all the time but to this day I still find myself picking up my mini and fiddling around with it from time to time.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great quality and sound

By Mr jammin'

from New hampshire

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

    Purchased for my 8 yr old daughter and it's very easy to use with solid quality and sound.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprised & Impressed

    By Bapário

    from Derby

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Tuner's Are A Weak Spot

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Reclining

    Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

    My original plan was to buy a Mini Strat, upgrade it, and then keep it around the place, just in case one of my grandkids happens to become interested in learning, and for when I travel. In fact, it's It's easier to travel with than my Larrivee Parlorchanged the tuners to the vintage Klusson style, replaced the plastic roughly hewn nut, with a 41mm Graph Tech, changed the strings from the 9's it came with to 11's, installed new string trees rollers, and changed the knobs out with some high quality chrome ones, which made a huge difference aesthetically. It looks and plays so well now, and I've since discovered that with the small size and scale, it's small enough for me to play while I'm lounging around or just chillin' in my recliner, which is difficult with my Tele or Strat. I guess I lucked out, for the Mini I purchased was surprisingly playable right out of the box. Other than the items I replaced as referenced above, I can't believe how good all three single coils sound. I had anticipatef replacing them, but nope. In fact the delineation of sound from the 5-way switch is clearer and more distinct than with my American Stat. The fit and finish is flawless, and the neck it's the silkiest that I've ever played that is unbound. A cool little keeper for sure!

    (4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    THIS GUITAR IS HORRID!

    By Derek

    from USA

    Comments about Squier Mini Strat Electric Guitar:

    I would not reccomend this guitar to anyone. My friend has it and it stinks. The strings broke right after he got it. The sound of the guitar was horrible. The strings buzzed and it did not fit my style of music. This guitar breaks easily and is not well built. I have played on it many times and I hate it.

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