1 Mel Waldorf 8 months ago Did a quick project this weekend that some of you might find interesting.When my daughter was just starting to play guitar, I got her this mini Strat which was good for her 8 year old hands. Now a teen, she'd been playing my full scale guitars but still has issues with some chords. So I decided to upgrade her old mini to some more playable specs - re-crowned the frets, replaced the tuners and installed some GFS alnico pickups. Still, it was missing the essential - a vibrato! There isn't enough room for a Bigsby and a proper Strat vibrato involves major routing, so I figured I'd go with the student guitar vibe and use a Mustang vibrato. Not much body routing involved, though I did have to take a little bit off the pickguard and the jack cup. All in all, it's now a fun little guitar. I may have to borrow it from her sometimes!