Let’s share. Seriously, give me some comments on this one because I want to know your strategy for buying a guitar.
For most that I know, it’s simply: Find a guitar you like, with the sound you want, and buy it! Oh, how I wish my mind worked like that.
I have a variety of guitars, and most of them are bizarre Frankenstein mutations to which most guitarists wouldn’t give a second look. They are the results of my strategy. Although I happen to love them and the sounds they produce, I’m quite aware that I developed my guitar buying strategy, in part, because of my utilitarian (some may say miserly) nature.