If a guitar is difficult to play, it's not going to get played.
At 22.5" scale length (distance from bridge to the nut), it's 2"-3" shorter than a full scale, just enough to make it easy to get around on but nothing that they're going to grow out of in a few months.
Daisy Rock Debutante Short Scale, (front/back), (headstock), (case). If you've got a young player, not quite ready for a full scale instrument, but you want to buy a *real* guitar rather than a toy at the department store, this is an excellent choice.
If you're looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn't get any lower than this baby. Owned by Martin Miranda, my world-class tech, who was a close friend of Bernie and this was the last guitar that Bernie ever built, albeit not quite finished, and he was working on it the very day of his untimely passing.
Excellent value and quality that's typical of Korea today. Click the link for a full description and feel free to email Martin Miranda directly at the address on the page. Carvin remains one of the best buys on the USA guitars - especially on the used market.
Nothing sounds like them and once Martin gets them on his bench, they play with the ease of very expensive guitars - his setups on Dano's is simply incredible. 2004 Danelectro '56 U-2 - Upgraded, (front/back), (headstock), (bridge/controls).
If you're looking for something a little bit different for a signature tone, or simply want to add a guitar to your arsenal that has loads of cool vibe and a unique tone, here's a really nice one. Finished in desirable Limo Black and features a few upgrades including excellent quality Gotoh tuners, metal saddles that are individually adjustable instead of the wood block, and a piezo pickup controlled by a mini 3-way switch (piezo only, piezo and lipstick pickups, lipstick pickups only).
After Martin gave this guitar the attention it deserves, polishing the frets, lubricating the fretboard, setting the action, dressing the fret ends, and cleaning the electronics, they play fantastic, just like the old mail-order guitars they're patterned after.
They sell online for 9 but why not get one of these, with a great setup and much-needed quality control, for 9, including shipping. '99 Danelectro '56 U-2 - Kool Kopper, (front), (back), (headstock).This one differs from the earlier reissue in a few ways, most obviously the "Dolphin" headstock instead of the Coke bottle.Other changes include two lipstick pickups in the bridge, essentially a humbucker, as well as Kluson style tuners.The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal. The electronics suite in this one include the normal 3-way selector plus mini switches for coil splitting and in/out phase for each pickup. At 9, this is a great buy on a USA neck-thru guitar.I got an email from Rondo regarding this guitar where they confirmed it was a limited model with a price of 9. Includes free gigbag or substitute used a hardshell case available for .Frets are near perfect and it has an excellent setup.