I’ve posted this on another thread but about a week ago I went down to my home office in the evening to be greeted by this scene.
That’s my eight year old daughter with my new Warwick (is nothing sacred?) getting stuck into Module-1.
She loves music and is rapidly outgrowing her current 3/4 guitars. She’s expressed an interest in getting a bass to replace them and has reminded me (not so subtly) that she turns 9 on New Years day.
Now, I got some great support from the forum members when researching my own recent upgrade so I’ve decided to kick off this thread to shortlist options that are suitable for a youngster.
She can manage a longscale so that’s not a restriction, but short and medium scale are definitely options.
Edit: To be clear; 30" 32" or 34" are all viable options.
Playability, light weight and aesthetics are more important than versatility of tone and fancy preamps. And she doesn’t like old fashioned sunburst finishes!
Currently on the shortlist are…
Yamaha TRBX 174
SUB StingRay 4
SX J-Bass (Ash)
Squier Affinity PJ kit
Squier Affinity Jaguar
Hofner Ignition: 30" shortscale
Gretsch Junior Jet
So, what else deserves a place on the shortlist?
As before, I’ll update this first post as the shortlist changes.