Hey all, Christmas time is coming up and I wanted to get my little brother his first guitar. Normally I'd spend a LOT less on his gift, but since he's been wasting 95% of his time on world of warcraft (my fault for bringing him in), I'm hoping a guitar will bring him back to reality. As far as I know, all I have to buy is the guitar, amp, and cable ? I'm hoping to spend less than $500 for all , and prefer new. Where should I go to get it? -online, -instore ?? Anyway, What do you guys recommend? I've been asking around and mostly everyone has been telling me to get Ibanez or Gibson. Please if you guys can help me with any info, that would be nice. thanks!