Mark Bliss wrote:There are quite a few inexpensive guitars that can be transformed into nice playing and sounding instruments with a careful setup and upgraded strings.
And in the end, the player is still the most critical component IMO.
Yeah but building your own guitar kits can be super annoying.
Especially if you are new.
The reason brands are preferred because when starting out, you need an instrument that will last long. Since you're going to be practicing on it a lot, longevity is the key.
As someone pointed out, guitar brands are better because they simply make higher quality products. At least in most cases.