Yeah my buddy said he's unsure about Ibanez. He wants me to go Gibson, but I think I'll settle with Epiphone. A Gibson is definitely a quality guitar, and I'd WANT one, but I wouldn't want to drop an extra 400 dollars for one. Especially since I'm only a hobbyist.
I was planning on going to a guitar shop and playing around with the models I saw online, and see if I can talk the shop owner down to the online price... or just buy the one I like online. I tried judging by the customer reviews but they can be vague and contradictory. "The 6e buzzes on the 12th fret" "All crisps sounds though, absolutely perfect!". Never trust people.
I'm only here to remind Brad to take his protein pills daily.