When I was still in the Philippines, I bought a guitar for my father’s church. It was a cheapo kind and I don’t know if it is still in working order. I am thinking about buying my father a better one soon. I have been browsing through Les Paul solid body electric guitars and look forward to be able to buy him a gold top les paul the next time I see him. I think his ministry deserves a Les Paul guitar :-).
My brother back in the Philippines is part of a rock band. He plays the guitar and sings really well. We bought him a guitar a few years back but it was just a cheap generic type of instrument. If his band really takes off, we will probably buy him a new sterling by music man at http://www.musiciansfriend.com. I think that would be a great reward for his success at performing as a musician there.