don`t overlook buying used、 you can get a much higher quality guitar for the same money. If you have a guitar playing pal, take em along so they can look a potential purchase over and...importantly...stand in front of the guitar while they play it so you can hear what it sounds like. We are very lucky in that we live in a time where we are surrounded by great guitars in every price range. Finding a guitar will not be a problem...selecting one may be. Then again, don`t for an instant think you`re gonna stop at just one guitar...no no no grasshopper...you`ll soon be joining the ranks of we...who can not stop buying guitars...it`s a DISEASE I tell ya.