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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-09-2013, 04:50 PM
If PRS made a 3/4 scale PRS, SE or Maryland-built, would you buy one?

For your child? For yourself?

Chris528
02-09-2013, 05:12 PM
Would buy a 3/4 SE for my nephew

justmund
02-09-2013, 06:23 PM
SE CU and/or acoustic absolutely! (for my daughter)

LSchefman
02-09-2013, 06:28 PM
Not really.

sergiodeblanc
02-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Not really.
same here.

s.fitzsimmons
02-09-2013, 07:48 PM
If you mean a short scale bass with a 408 style bass pickup... then yes.

watelessness
02-09-2013, 07:55 PM
I would buy one from Pete after he tired of it

Dirty Bob
02-09-2013, 08:09 PM
Yes..I've bought a 3/4 Strat for my oldest (age 5)...and I have an almost 3 year old...so double yes.

iahawk36
02-09-2013, 09:07 PM
Definitely....one for each of my boys!

Mikegarveyblues
02-10-2013, 02:23 AM
Possibly a 3/4 classical. Shortscale bass sounds good too!

Rango
02-10-2013, 07:48 AM
I would buy one from Pete after he tired of it

:laugh:

+1 ( He'll buy more that one...AND they will be beauties :biggrin: )

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
04-10-2013, 10:47 AM
Anyone ever see a 3/4 scale pickup?

It seems as though 3/4 sclae guitars are typically reduced in length but the width at the nit and bridge remain the same - probably due to the increased cost of making bridges and pickups that are 75% of the original size. Not to mention the tonal impact of smaller pups.

John Beef
04-10-2013, 01:26 PM
I would consider buying one for my 4 1/2 year old. However, it would also need to be able to be stepped on, thrown around, and otherwise mistreated by a 4 1/2 year old and be able to stand up to that abuse.

Egads
04-10-2013, 04:00 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;65304']Anyone ever see a 3/4 scale pickup?

It seems as though 3/4 sclae guitars are typically reduced in length but the width at the nit and bridge remain the same - probably due to the increased cost of making bridges and pickups that are 75% of the original size. Not to mention the tonal impact of smaller pups.

http://cdn.seymourduncan.com/images/products/electric/specialized/SM-2.jpg

Brad737
04-10-2013, 06:51 PM
This is my 6 year old daughter Maria playing my Traveler Speedster through a 100-watt Plexi. She doesn't play yet, but she loves making noise. I'd buy one for sure. Hopefully, it would be small enough to use as a travel guitar.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s592/PRSGuitars/C8CD0E07-D610-4A42-B6F4-6F886DAE005F-14859-00000840EE73C7E1_zpscd2d6f75.jpg

Shawn@PRS
04-10-2013, 06:53 PM
This is my 6 year old daughter Maria playing my Traveler Speedster through a 100-watt Plexi. She doesn't play yet, but she loves making noise. I'd buy one for sure. Hopefully, it would be small enough to use s a travel guitar.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s592/PRSGuitars/C8CD0E07-D610-4A42-B6F4-6F886DAE005F-14859-00000840EE73C7E1_zpscd2d6f75.jpg


I'm sorry, I can't HEAR this photo. That's code for "post a video" :)

Brad737
04-10-2013, 07:03 PM
I just tried to upload some video, but it didn't work. I guess I have to upload it to Youtube first.

Shawn@PRS
04-10-2013, 07:14 PM
In the "quick reply" box, you'll see a little icon that looks like a film strip. Post the link there. You will have to host it on youtube or another site first though.

PolarKGR
05-23-2013, 10:57 AM
I have been looking at 3/4 scale electric guitars for my now six year old daughter for a couple years and I have yet to find any that are even remotely a half decent instrument. I wish that PRS would make a SE (or a few) in a 3/4 scale length. When it comes time to buy her a guitar, I would much rather invest in a quality instrument for my girls (#2 is 1 year old so would be ready to step into said instrument when #1 is ready for a full size instrument) to be able to learn to play on that will sound good and play well and inspire confidence, than spend $100-200 on a piece of junk and another $500 in decent parts to attempt to upgrade it, only to still have it go out of tune every five seconds, still sound it came out of a gumball machine, and be so difficult to play well that it makes them want to quit playing after the first day.

CHARISMAFIRE
05-23-2013, 12:15 PM
I had a 3/4 classical that was so amazing. I am only 5'6", and for electrics, I was made for the 25" 24fr scale length. When PRS starts building nylons, that would likely be my next PS build. If I could chose, I would make it 3/4........& braz!!!!

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05-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Finding short guitars is easy. My kid needs a narrower neck too. Even her Hello Kitty Strat is too big.

A McCarty or Custom 24 that is 80% of original size (20" scale) would be just the ticket. John Mann said he could machine a proper trem bridge to match the size.

I'm going to email Seymour Duncan. If they have a way to make a set of buckers at 80%, I'm inclined to get a PS quote.

BobbyD
05-23-2013, 12:34 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;48853']If PRS made a 3/4 scale PRS, SE or Maryland-built, would you buy one?

For your child? For yourself?

Absolutely! It kills me that my 5-year-old has to play another brand when he wants to "jam" along with me.

alantig
05-23-2013, 08:36 PM
My gut makes a full-size PRS look like a 3/4-sized guitar, so no. Don't want to deal with the "when did PRS start making ukeleles?" questions.

Daniel
05-24-2013, 01:42 AM
My daughter started on a 3/4 acoustic when she was six, her first electric was a short scale Daisy Rock she got for her 7th birthday. Neck width was never a problem. She still has it in her room somewhere so I'll check the string spacing tomorrow. The Daisy Rock is a well built guitar.

http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/64/ef5cbd7a198a4a45b5dbd1a27045f640/l.jpg

Aldwyn
05-25-2013, 10:44 AM
If you mean a short scale bass with a 408 style bass pickup... then yes.

Oooh... short scale bass could be way cool!

And while I played a Mustang for many years, I am not sure I would go back to a short scale 6 string.

justmund
07-11-2013, 08:31 PM
Reviving this one. Last weekend, my daughter (at 7 months old) worked out how to strum the strings instead of just grabbing them. I play for her every weekend when I see her so there's a strong chance she's going to pick up the axe.

Now that we have the S2 series with much lower manufacturing costs, I'm putting it out there that this would make a great base for a 3/4 scale PRS (or maybe even a limited run).

Just planting the seed...

jfb
07-11-2013, 09:11 PM
I'd play one. Sparkle finish please.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
07-11-2013, 09:12 PM
Just planting the seed...
Actually, you're watering it. Thank you!

justmund
07-11-2013, 09:35 PM
True! Now, where's the fertilizer?