If I was learning the Piano and had the money I'd buy a Steinway.
The Studio - a great guitar for the money. At least if he decides that playing guitar is not for him it will be easy to sell. If it were me I'd maybe look at Yamaha Pacifica 112 - cheaper, well made, easy to play with a versatile range of tones.
Hi, thanks for a reply and sorry for a slow reply - tough day at the office. We recently watched JB's School of Rock and he really liked it. But I would suppose he would prefer the "cool" musical style whatever it is nowadays. If guitars won't be his thing - we also have a friend who is a DJ. Lol.
The faded SGs are really good value. A mate of mine got his son one and I went with him to help choose it. For the bucks it sounded top notch and played really well.
I want him to have something something that is well made and is a joy to use. If he won't adopt this guitar - then he will be able to sell it for good money and get something else for them instead. If he won't start playing it right away and will think that he will get back to it sometime later - at least it will make a nice piece of furniture, while, say, Jackson or Ibanez wouldn't (no hate for you guys who play them - some of my friends play them too =).
The thing will come with the Rocksmith game that just came out in EU - to help him to learn to enjoy the instrument.
Please keep in mind, that I've never actually played the SG or V. I make my judgment from the pictures from the internet and from seeing them hanging on the wall in the shop. I am funny like that. =)
why not a second hand v100 Vintage? £100
I dare say most of us started with a banger electric
Learning on it and buying your first proper guitar is like a rite of passage.
not to mention the benefit your playing gets from jumping to a better quality guitar