Originally Posted by Sarah93003
I would think a 3/4 size would be best. My son is 11 and that's what he is starting on. An electric is probably easier on small tender fingers than an acoustic. If the child sticks with it of course one of each would be ideal.
If my son sticks with it I'll get him a Baby Taylor. He is learning on a small Aria. Fender makes some small electrics as well.
For my 11 year daughter old I went with a 3/4 squier strat - bright red helps. I agree that electric is more stimulating and easier than acoustic. I worked on teh action to get it low and easy and O have been teaching chord fragments to her for songs she likes - best yet is Lennon's Imagine. I did do a thread here at the time (around January 2011) and got a lot of suggestions all pulling in different directions!!