Sorry, don't know where to go, figured this forum might have a decent representation of musicians. I want to get my teenage son a keyboard/synthesizer for his birthday. I want it to be high quality but I don't know a THING about them. I know the names Korg and Yamaha, but nothing else in that world. He has been playing piano 6-7 years, pretty good, early teenager. He is really pushing back about "boring" piano, so I'm trying to let him expand a bit into this type of music. Portability not critical, but appreciated. Needs to be full sized, not a toy. Willing to spend up to $2-3,000 if needed, though less is good. Durability/quality key. I so much appreciate any recommendations or links to other forum where I might learn more about this. It's hard to buy something knowing nothing about them, but I never trust salespeople, so rather get 1st hand experience from users. Also - I assume any such device he can plug into his mac and use Garage band to record stuff. Any other software or gadgets that would be uber cool to put together? Thanks again!