A few days ago I posted a story about guitar lessons and in it you probably noticed that Allie and Mimi were playing different guitars than what you’ve seen before. I stumbled across those guitars a few months ago while doing some online research and was a bit intrigued. I ordered Allie’s first and was so impressed by it, I decided to get Mimi one as well.
Made by a company called Axe Heaven, there are plenty of details on these little replicas! They are both cute, but I think the Fender Stratocaster (Allie’s) is better made than the Gretsch Duo Jet (Mimi’s).
According to the Axe Heaven website, these guitars are 1/4 scale. Here they are side by side with the American Girl acoustic guitars I already have, which would be 1/3 scale. I think they are actually closer to the AG scale, electric guitars of these two models are just slightly smaller than acoustic guitars. However, AG has perhaps scaled their down a bit too since they are supposed to be “kids” guitars. Regardless, they still work well for the dolls.
The detail even carries over to the back!
A close up of some of the Fender details:
And the Gretsch details:
The Gretsch doesn’t have a name actually on it, I think perhaps because of licensing issues. They seem to have a deal in place with Fender. Please disregard the fingerprints. Just like a real black guitar, it’s an issue here too! (which is why I will never own a black guitar for myself. 😉 ) I also wasn’t wild with how the tuning pegs on the Gretsch were a bit wonky, not as well done as the Fender.
Each guitar comes with a stand. Nice if you want to display them.
I loved the boxes they came in, made to look like guitar cases! They do sell mini guitar cases for these as well if you really want to go that extra mile. Straps too, although I found it just as easy to make ones out of ribbon. It all depends on how accurate you want things to look and how much money you want to spend.
I think these are a great option for anyone who wants to have accurate guitar models for their dolls. If you go to the Axe Heaven website, they have tons of different ones available. I got both of these through Amazon though, I found the prices on some models to be better there. I’ve also seen them on Ebay, but do your homework before you buy, pricing is all over the place, depending on the model and popularity. Rock on!