Im kind of new to the whole guitar scene. I just started up within the past couple of months. I was just wondering what do you all look for in a guitar when you buy one? besides the name of a guitar what else do you look for in a model? Is there one particular type of guitar thats superior to them all or is it based more on comfortability and preference?
Since I just started I was givin an Ibanez GSA 20, im not a complete nube because I do play acoustic but as far as electric wise this guitar looks crappy compared to others(it worksout great for me tho) so thats why I ask!
I know it might seem like a stupid question but llike I said, im new so take it easy.
I'll say this as a bit of a warning. What a lot of the guys here will look for is not the sort of thing a new guitarist should be looking for!!! Many of the guys here have several guitars already, or 40 or 50 of them so they might be looking for one in blue to go with the exact same model they already have in red, black and green.
Overall there isn't one guitar that's better than any other, but some that "fit" a type of music better than others, country players will often play telecaster type guitars, classic rock players might use a Les Paul or a Strat and metal heads will look to ESP and Caparison.
The type of guitar you go for is all down to your own preference, I'd say the feel and the look of the guitar are the most important aspects to consider. you can change the sound of the guitar quite easily these days, turn a few knobs on your amp, buy new pickups, pedals, a new amp whatever. But the feel of the guitar really is intrinsic to the guitar itself, as is the look. If you want a guitar that looks like a Les Paul, don't buy a Strat. It's hard to make one guitar look like another
Many folks will tell you looks of a guitar don't matter, but i've always found that the look of a guitar has a huge influence over how much you actually will want to play it!
If you're looking for a new guitar, look at the types of guitars your favourite players play and start there, play as many guitars that you can, including those way above your price range, so you can find out what you "should" be aiming for feels like.