Thank you so much for all your answers, it helps us a lot to get to know more about how to purchase a guitar.
We have a few more questions just to make sure we understand it right,
@bensonp: After you have done your research, are you playing the guitar in stores? And where would you normally buy it in the end?
@floydlong: When you have found "the one", would you buy exactly that guitar, or would you buy the same model somewhere else?
@zguitar: Your post seems pretty clear, so unfortunately we don't have many more questions for you ;-). We guess after months of research online and playing in the stores, you try to find the guitar for a cheap price and buy it either online or in a store?!
@dino48: Before you buy the guitar, where would you do most of your research and opinion gathering?
@joeyjoeyjoey: Where would you normally do your research? After you had seen your 59 Gibson, did you still do research? Where and why?
Thanks again for your help!!