Not sure where to post this but I need a little advice so hopefully I'm in the right place. My son, aged 8,has recently been chosen to join a choir who go on tours, do recordings and even sang for Prince Charles last year. It's quite a big thing as they pay him and the tours they do are around the UK, Europe and the states. As part of the deal he gets singing lessons plus they give him free music lessons. Now he's after a guitar and asking if he can have my old bass (Squier P bass). OK here's the dilemma, certainly my old P bass is too big for him but to further his muscical education and to get the best out of the free music lessons do I buy him a short scale bass (plus I'll also need to get him a combo) or do I opt for an acoustic guitar. Which would be best for him from a purely musical perspective? I know the nature of this site is such that most of us would probably opt for bass, but would that be the right decision?