Seeking for a new guitar that I wanted to be sure to enjoy have made me think about my past purchases that ended up being flipped and why didn't they worked out - and why playing many different models is the key to find the one that really clicks with you, and that's exactly what happened with my new PRS SE Standard 24, at least so far. So, take my most notable/notorious example: the Epiphone SG400 that I've briefly owned or, in other words, my lesson on why not to buy guitars based on what our idols use. When I've picked that thing up I was listening to Black Sabbath all the time and. particularly, really into the style of to this day a big inspiration of mine, Mr. Tony Iommi. After deciding to buy a new guitar, I thought an SG, sharing the mellower tone of a Les Paul while being lighter and more comfortable [in theory] would be a good match. Unfortunately, the body turned out not to be as ergonomic as I was used to, lacking the comfortable contours of a Strat. Something you don't seem to read very often about SGs, either, is that when you're playing sit down, you have to extend your fretting hand further away for a design problem: see, if you put a Strat side to side to a LP or an SG, you'll see the bridge is further down on the first, moving down the whole scale. This is not a problem on a LP given the body "waist" is further up, compensating that when playing sit down - unlike an SG, that mimics the waist of a Strat, moving the scale further out. The neck dive problem turned out to be much more fatiguing than I had anticipated and, finally, the much beefier Gibson-style necks didn't really appealed me. These are some quite crappy pics, but the only I have with my Squier [prior to all the mods, too]. Though not really making me "dislike" that guitar per se, I also wasn't as fond of having a Floyd Rose bridge on my Jackson as I'd like... not that it was bad, quite the opposite as it held tuning really nicely, but even though I do enjoy a trem on my guitars, FR's are too fiddly and quite troublesome to adjust and change tuning, and so making it not my preferred choice for my "main" axe. Well, what about you? Pretty sure among many purchases, at least one has left a sour taste in the mouth, right?