My kids have never really taken an interest in my music and I have never forced it on them. They both play with the school marching band and stage band (he plays trumpet.) My son recently expressed an interest in the open bassist position (playing on the sidelines.) I told him he should go for it and that I would help him in any way. This week I hooked him up. I gave him my '92 Jazz equipped with Custom Shop pickups. It's not pristine but at least he will get to start out with something he can be proud of. I told him that we can get started when I get back from the road in a couple of days. He said "can we start NOW?"