I'm interested in how people chose their guitars. Did you use reviews, go on looks or the model used by a particular performer, try it out in a shop, or something else?
I bought my first acoustic based on online reviews of reasonable beginner's guitars as I didn't want to spend a lot when I wasn't sure that it was something I'd want to pursue and I was too worried about what people would think to go into a shop.
However, I now think that trying one out before buying might have been a smart move. So, if (when!) I buy an electric - what should I look for? What kind of thing would you try out? Should I go for the best I can afford, or stick to a lower priced model - can you tell the difference as a beginner?
Lots of questions, but interested in anyone's opinions! Thank you all,