I have 20 guitars. Four I built. Of the other 16 I only played 3 before I bought them. To be honest, I bought them because it was the reason I was there. I believe you get what you pay for. Pay for quality, you get quality. I have Martin, Guild, Gretsch, Gibson, Fender, and PRS. Thank God they don't need to be a certain weight, have certain necks, pickups or anything like that. I get pleasure out of picking any one of my guitars up to play, and appreciate all of their differences. If you're buying on-line you already know that you are also the type of person that doesn't have to play a guitar first to talk yourself into it. You need to buy from a reputable source that will cover you if things go south. That's about it.