I've been playing for seven months and I told myself when I started I'd get a new guitar if I was still playing after a year. I'm hooked and positive I'm not going to quit. So thinking about rewarding myself a bit early.
I currently play a Scheter Omen 6 Diamond Series (about $300 new). I have my eye on the Gibson SG Special ($999 at Guitar Center.) The Question, is it worth that much more than the Epiphone G 400 SG ($349)?
For a guy like me who's 43 just starting and doesn't have any aspirations of playing in a band or anything, is there a big enough difference to justify the cost of the American made guitars? I mean I could buy an epiphone SG and Les Paul for less than the cost of one Gibson. Also if I go with the Epi 400 SG would it be a big improvement over my Scheter?
Thanks in advance for any input.