I bought my first guitar in 1980 from Kirk Sand at the Guitar Shoppe in Laguna Beach. I learned a ton from him that day and bought a sweet Dauphine 30 solid cedar top for $350 (US$ 1980) which I still own, after trying about a dozen guitars. Kirk builds fine guitars and is very knowledgeable. He recommended my first teacher, Greg Coleman, now deceased, as the best in OC. Maybe they can make another good recommendation. Good luck to your daughter.
All this time I thought I was making music; it was making me.
2015 Steve Ganz "Solidarity"
1980 Dauphin D30
1962 Fender pre-CBS P-Bass
National Triolian Uke ca.1930
Almost as many fly rods as guitars