I am trying to find a suitable bass for my wife. She is just getting started and will be playing mostly with our family band that consists of me, three daughters and a son. We play mostly traditional bluegrass gospel stuff. She is 5'-2" with heels and has very small hands. What would you recommend as far as size goes? I've been told 1/2, but maybe a 5/8 or even 3/4 with a false nut. I have also considered a short scale electric bass guitar like a Fender Mustang, but I don't like to idea of having to be plugged in. I think she would be happier with a traditional upright as well. I appreciate any advice you may be willing to give.