I'm helping my 13 year old son find his first decent bass. He has a Parts bass he bought a year ago for $40, that came with broken pickups, and an inoperable truss rod. I thought it was good to start on, just to see if he would like to play. He is definitely sticking with it and has now saved $160 for a better one. There's a Squier mb skull and crossbones model for $150 at our local musicgoround. Before I let him shell out all he's saved, I wanted to ask about the Rondo SX basses. How do they stack up, quality wise? I am really just looking for something that's solid enough for him to noodle on that stays in tune, and that I can tweak as needed to make/ keep it playable. Thanks for all your input.