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Old 02-09-2018, 01:13 PM
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I must pile on and vote for Taylor GS Mini. Shorter scale length and smallish body, but a LARGE tone. I still don't know how they managed this design, but it is a minor miracle.

Avoid parlors since the majority don't have decent tone IMHO (but are fun to play).

An OM or 00 style maybe? Look for a thinner waist as that seems to be more comfortable for smaller people.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:21 PM
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The Martin dreadnought jr. is solid top, back and sides and has a pickup... $599 new.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:27 PM
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There are a lot of nice OM size guitars to look at.
Some that I have not seen mentioned yet are;
Blueridge and Guild Westerly Collection.
Both offer models with all solid build or for less money models with Laminated Sides and Backs.
These are great guitar values.

Another good thing to think about is a tune up on a new guitar.
Some guitars will feel good out of the box and others may require a bit of tweaking
in order for it to feel good to you.

A good set up is well worth the price.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:11 PM
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Taylor 322 12 fretter. It's not cheap but she would have a guitar for life. Nice small waist guitar with a narrower depth.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:03 PM
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Whatever you decide, make sure it is something that her husband would want and like to play and welcome to the AGF.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:01 PM
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My daughter, 16 years old, is about the same height as your wife. We bought her a mahogany GS Mini, and she loves it. As do I. Heartbreaker Guitars has one with a pickup for $449, new. Thatís a steal.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:50 PM
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I think a great choice would be an Eastman E20 00 SS. They are fantastic guitars and punch way over their weight class.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:44 PM
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First, welcome to the forums!

As far as the guitar, yes, 3/4 size are geared toward kids, normally. You might want to look at 00 or 000 body styles. They are a bit smaller and usually 12 fret. I'm thinking the shorter neck would minimize the reach and might be more comfortable for her.

Just get her to your local shops and have her play as many styles as she can.
Yes, get her to the music shop, and let her tell you !!!
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:21 AM
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Thanks for all of your input. As most suggested we will have to wait until we get closer to home (we are traveling in our Motorhome for another month) bummer that she will have to wait for her Birthday present.
Since we are on the Parker Strip just below Lake Havasu, AZ we would need to drive around 3-4 hours to have her hold anything. I agree with Kayper that she needs to hold it so it is what it is for now.
The Baby Taylor came but with the Fret Buzz out of the box, it went back. I would rather spend the money on a better guitar than over invest in a cheap guitar. Hopefully the Taylor GS Mini is much better but with the bad taste from the Baby I am cautious.
Interested in an Eastman since I have one of their mandolins & the quality of it is great.
Thanks again for all of your help guys & gals!
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