My freinds little brother said that he wants a bass for Christmas this year because he wants to start playing (not because of me though). As great as this sounds for the kid, I don't think asking for a bass for Christmas is the right way to go because Santa and his elves probably manufacture and construct a terrible bass in both sound and quality. while I do agree that the kid should start off with a beginner bass, I don't think a bass constructed by Santa and his crew would be very useful. For the most part, most don't consider a bass guitar an actual toy. I call it my toy mostly for a thing just to say (kind of like how some people would consider their car their "baby"). And everyone knows Santa specializes in building toys, not real instruments for playing music. So I don't know really, to each their own I guess.