Yup, what they said. I play both, and will say they are both animals, but of differing breeds. It does come down to what "feels" comfortable, neck shape, weight, balance, access to the fret positions and setup. The wood has a bit to do with sustain, as does the neck joint (bolt-on or neck-through) and the fit and mechanical connection between those parts if it is a bolt-on neck. Unlike an acoustic, you do have options for changing pick-ups, pots, and most parts that "make" the sound, so if it isn't exactly what you had in mind, that can be changed without too much bother. The rest is what you do with the signal that the guitar sends down the wire. That is where effects, amplifier, and speakers come into play. Those are the variables that as an acoustic player you are likely to be most unsure of, and there are many differing opinions on everything that makes up a particular "sound" that you are interested in producing.
Still it all comes down to playing as many as you can get your hands on to start with, even unamplified you can get a "feel" for what you like. Brands really don't matter, it is all workmanship and comfort. Once you have "narrowed down" your list, then get up against a few amps and evaluate the actual sounds it makes. I always say that it doesn't matter where the thing came from or who's badge is on the headstock, there are very good woodworkers all over the Planet, and good trees to build Guitars out of. The rest is all manipulating the electrons.
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