many of us own top of the line rigs and have the tendancy to assume all beginners should have one. This is a decent looking first hookah but for the price, you may find if you look around you could do a little better. I would suggest one of these magdy zidan shishas https://www.pimpyourhookah.com/index...hk=1&Itemid=26
.They are very well made and cheaper than what you had in mind. Good luck!