So this forum is really great and has been helpful in the past to me. I am primarily an acoustic guitar player (somewhat semi-serious about music, but not a professional) and play a couple of dreadnaught sized guits.
I am looking to get into electric guiars for a couple of reasons. I have been doing some semi-pro type gigs and some of the music/songs require electric guitar/effects to diversify my playing styles. Also, I really want to improve (which are almost non-existent) my soloing skills. So with those two goals I am currently in market for an electric guitar setup.
After having done some research and a few guitar center visits (ugg... the upsell is going overboard... anyways) I am still a bit uncertain. I am not specializig in any specific genres (metal, jazz..) so lookig for a versatile guit. A Strat seemed like a good choice. PRS SE Custom (SE24 or SE Semi Hollow both) seemed like a good deal. I didn't really think a Les Paul was that versatile especially for doing leads.
I want to stay about $1000 for guitar + amp, as I will also need to buy an effects pedal in addition,
My questions are :
a) How do you compare a strat with les paul
b) does a standard strat vs american standard really make difference (I don't think I am at a level to earn a Deluxe yet)
c) I found a used PRS SE Semi Hollow for $600 including a Vox amp. Is this a good deal / good guitar?