posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 07:55 AM
Ahh man, bummer you are not in Australia, I'd have given you a choice of a couple of spares I've got around, in slightly rough but playable condition.
Swannes' suggestion of light strings is pretty solid advice, but I'd add to get him to spread his legs when sitting down to play, and set the lower
part of the V between his legs so the neck goes up around 30-45 degrees or so. Classical position style. Otherwise V's are a pain to play sitting
down. Otherwise make him stand up like a rock god with a good comfy strap - wide stance and start pointing to the audience (vase, or a dog for
Seriously consider how he best learns. My daughter is distracted by anybody anywhere, so a class setting was useless. I ended up getting a pro in
each week for one on one lessons. Not cheap though, but you might find a young kid offering cheap lessons, but expect him to not be as good
Work on chords, primarily G, C and D. There's a million songs he can play along with those 3 chords and he will gain confidence in moving his fingers
to the correct shape. Then add in E, F, A maybe B.
Scales get pretty boring pretty fast, they are important, but don't let him get too bogged down on that stuff in the beginning.
Best of luck!