Kid is starting electric guitar lessons. He is 11, but small for his age. Any recommendations? A Mexican Strat seems nice, but a bit too big and more than I want to pay at $600 or so. Teacher recommended a 3/4, but all they had at the local Guitar Center were these pieces of shit at $129 which I would not even consider musical instruments. I also don't like the random setup quality at Guitar Center. It's all over the place. Honestly I feel better about buying from Sweetwater where they have techs check the shit out before shipping. So that leaves something with a short neck. Also smaller or thinner body would be nice. I know and have my preferences with electric basses, but not much about guitars.