My sister and I bought my younger brother an electric guitar. That was our Christmas present to him a couple of years ago. He had been asking for it for quite a while and we finally gave in. Instead of buying it here in the US and having it shipped to the Philippines, we sent him cash so he could buy it there. That way we saved money on shipping and he could buy the electric guitar that he wanted. The money that we sent was not enough to buy a really good amplifier so he might be in need of an upgrade in that area. Maybe the next time we go over there, we can look for a nice laney ironheart guitar combo that would make his guitar sound a lot better.