When I bought my first guitar the guy in the shop said I would be better off spending a few hundred ££ as the benefit of a more expensive guitar would be immense. I fully accepted this but my argument was I didn't want to spend several hundred ££ only to get fed up after a few weeks. He did me a deal on an older stock version from £120 to £60 (I don't for one minute think it was ever for sale foir £120 tho).
Anyway after a while I lowered the action, got some Martin Lights and I really enjoyed playing it. It was only as my chord shapes became better and clearer that I could hear how bad the sound actually was.
Anyway after 7 months of between 1-2 hours a day I got a Epiphone EJ 200 last week! All I can say is SWEET, I love it, easier to play and the sound is..!
Epiphone EJ200 - Epiphone SG400 - Fender Strat Blacktop.
Blackstar HT 40 Club - Vox VT30 - Behringer ACX ultracoustic 1000