I have a daughter who is seven years old. She has shown in interest in learning to play bass. I've started teaching her on my bass and she is willing to treat it as an instrument and not a toy - we are starting out real slow working on posture, holding the bass properly and open string exercises with proper right hand technique etc. I'm trying to keep it fun (letting her strum open strings while singing her favorite songs - after she's done her exercises) She is ready to get more serious about learning fretting technique, but at 4'4" she cannot handle a 34" 5 string so I think it's time she have her own instrument. We went shopping on Saturday - we went to three local music store and two pawn shops but we only found two different 3/4 scale basses. The one they have at GC was the Grestch 2200(?) "jet bass". She fell in love with this bass. I would love to give her the gift of playing music at a young age and I think I can keep it fun, keep her interested, keep it real and teach her how to do things the right way. My questions to the members of the forum are: Does anyone have any experience with the above mentioned short scale Gretsch? Does anybody have any other recomendations for 3/4 scale basses? AND Does anybody have any experience and or recomendations with teaching children at such a young age? I'm sorry this got a little long and also maybe a little misc. - but I'll post it to basses sinse I'm asking about a specific bass (among other things) mod's please move this if there is a better place for it. Thanks. Any advise is greatly appriciated.