My nephew had been using an unplayable POS acoustic in his intro guitar class at school. I loaned him a really well set up electric, and a headphone amp/modeller, and it seems he is now in love. My sister says he plays all the time now, for hours. And she loves that she can't hear a thing So now its time to buy him his first guitar. Her budget is around $400 and she is happy buying used (eBay/Craigslist). Fantastic bargains I know of in that price range include used Jerry Jones (not really his style, and hard to find) or used Peavey Generation S3 (ultralight, but very difficult to find - none on eBay right now or recently). So I'm thinking perhaps a lightly used MIK Reverend? Or a used G&L ASAT Tribute? Are those the best bang for the buck? Others? Remember that aesthetic lust and playability are probably the two most important factors at this point. Thanks.