Hi, everyone! I recently started giving guitar lessons to my brother's wife's nephew. He has some learning disabilities that make it really hard for him to pay attention or do well in school, but he has a very good ear, and is doing shockingly well with guitar. I think he could grow up to be a great guitarist if given the opportunity, but the guitar he has now is really crappy. (It's a cheap dean vendetta with almost completely broken electronics.) His grandmother wants to get him a better guitar, and it's my job to pick one out for him. But I really want to pick something "cool" so he's more likely to stick with it. Here's what I know: -he's 13 -he owns a silver dean vendetta -it doesn't look "cool" to him -he thought the tortoise shell pickguard on one of my teles did look "cool" - guitars with graphics on them are "cool" -he is into rock and metal -the band Five Finger Death Punch is "cool" -his grandmother does not have a huge budget; probably Squier/Epiphone territory when it comes to price. Maybe slightly higher. I know that's not a huge amount of information to go on, but is there anybody with any suggestions for guitars that are nice quality, not too pricey, and would look "cool" to a 13-year-old like the one described above? Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. I really want to pick a guitar he'll love, because if he sticks with it, he'll finally have something he is good at and proud of, despite his difficulties with school and learning, having anger issues, etcetera. This could be a great outlet for a fairly troubled kid, so I want to pick something he'll be excited to play. Any ideas?