im getting more into my music, so im thinking of getting an electric.
I am an acoustic player so i've never really got on with electrics but ive been playing a mates and its inspired me to get one (my old epiphone is sadly dead, this would have been fine....dammit)
Been to a couple of shops this afternoon, I've settled on an amp, a vox valvetronix, ive had one before, they are great.
But i tried a £2000 gibson, and a £250 epiphone, and i really struggled to see where the extra money had gone, other than slightly shinier knobs and pickups, and a better finish.... this is probably my lack of knowledge, or skill..... can anyone enlighten me? does the quality become evident the better/quicker you get, is the resonance, or sustain any better?
with an acoustic the sound quality is immediately apparent in a Taylor or a martin, vs a £150 acoustic....
surely the quality of a pickup, and a solid lump of wood can only affect sound quality v slightly?????
Budgets £500 max so i am thinking of another epiphone les paul, or something similar, ideally cheaper.
any other little known makes anyone would suggest, with decent build quality, or is it worth saving up for something boutique?
id prefer a solid non bolt on kneck for added sustain. (assuming the advice i was given is correct, ie bolt on kneck = less sustain?)
my style, (if it can be thus described) is a sustainy picky the edge, riff based style, (ringing triads etc). im not very quick at scales, and im certainly not a power chord guy.