I've only ever bought three new guitars. I bought my white Cab without really meaning to. I only went to GAK in Brighton to try one out of curiosity. When I realised I'd been playing it for over two hours it really had to come home with me. I bought my second Cab when Thomann were blowing them out for under half price. I did mean to keep it for a while and try to make a small profit but I still have it. Last new one isn't a Tele but a les paul junior that was made by a chap in Wales, wasn't expensive and satisfies my p90 itch. Apart from that I usually look for hardly used stuff or guitars that people have bought but not got on with.