Originally Posted by ballstix
I don't think he'll wanna start on an extended scale guitar
Anyway, Agile does seem like a good option, except he's not really into Les Paul shapes (I think he wants a superstrat type thing). I'll take him to the store...something that stays in tune well would be good, too, but it seems that at the $500 price range you don't really get top-of-the-line tuners.
Tuners have little to do with staying in tune. The nut has more to do with staying in tune on a fixed bridge guitar than tuners ever will.