Buying the right guitar can be really hard already, don't make it even harder for you. :)
I packed the most important basic rules in this video. All of this is based on being a guitar player for quite some time and on working in a music store. I made a number of bad decisions myself and I've seen bad choices being made right in front of me.
Have fun watching the video! :)
00:00 Intro looper JAM
01:42 1. Don't focus on brands
02:08 Playing - strat
02:36 2. Be open for alternatives
03:30 Playing - Les Paul CM (with my Junior Mod)
04:06 3. Don't be obsessed with details
05:57 Playing - Les Paul '58
06:20 Two examples of me making this mistake
08:29 4. Ignore the specs list
09:34 Playing - Les Paul '58
10:05 5. Be prepared to...
11:02 Playing - strat with fuzz (Tate FX - Raise the Dead Germanium)