My son will be 5 in January. He is tall for his age, at 4 feet, and has large hands as well. The Squier Mini will still be a little large for him, I believe, but he will handle it better than a full size Squier. He has his hands on one of my guitars all the time, so I want to get him a decent instrument that he can really learn on for now. I have looked at the 1/2 size guitars but there are very few to choose from, all of them are online so I can't hold them and feel them, and all are brands I've never heard of. Are there any decent 1/2 size electrics? I am definitely going to go electric because he seems to be more interested in electric, and because the lower action will probably be easier for him. I have also considered a Ukelele. I believe that would be a good way to get him playing songs, not to mention it is very much like a guitar in its 1-4 strings being the same as a guitar's 1-4 strings, capo'd at the 5th fret. Does anyone have a Squier Mini, and have you gifted one to a child? I am looking for input and/or suggestions. I have seen the Jackson and a couple other brands that look pretty nice, in the 3/4 size options. Are any of the others better? I am a big believer in Squier instruments and have played them myself on stage. I'm not really worried about their overall quality, plus I can check them out locally at our music stores. This will be part of his Christmas, and he will love whatever he gets, but I want it to be something he can handle and gain some confidence. If he can learn a few simple songs it may inspire him. Thanks for any suggestions. Sorry for the book.