My 9 year old son and I have talked about doing a "guitar type" project. I was thinking about a 5 string kit from Carvin or possibly purchasing a decent but cheap 5 - maybe a Squire or something - from a Thrift Shop / Clearance Sale and work on it with him...take it apart, Clean it up, strip it down, paint it, do the mods, put it together type thing. I know we'll learn something and that is what it is all about really. I do own a guitar repair book that I haven't opened since 1985 or so. That is my general repair experience. Suggestions? Are there other kits out there that are of decent quality? Carvin and Warmoth are the only ones I found so far. I don't want to spend a lot of money because a) he's 9 and might get board and b) the inexperienceed screw-up factor (me). Any suggestions-direction would be helpful!