Haha my priorities are the complete opposite of your list! Lots of pointy Ibanez shred guitars play stupendously well but I can't stand the sound. I prefer to struggle a bit with the playability rather than play a superbly set up guitar I don't like the sound of. While looks are the least important, I'll admit that there are lots of guitars I simply don't pick up and try due to the looks. At a yard sale I'd try almost any guitar though, if it didn't look diseased. Price is a big too factor and I'd buy an ugly guitar that played great and sounded pretty good if it was cheap. I even look for ugly pointy guitars in case one happens to sound and play great, but so far those planets haven't aligned. I've had an Ibanez Destroyer and have a Gibby Explorer, but the Destroyer actually played better for me due to taller frets, where Gibson still puts these foolish wider low frets on everything. So there I suppose I keep the '80s Explorer for looks, even though the playability and sound don't suit me.