I just bought a G&L Tribute ASAT as my kind of “buy a new intermediate level guitar as I’m getting back into playing.” It’s great, but it’s obviously not THE guitar that I’ll play until I die. I’ll probably wait until my 30th birthday (in 5 years) to buy THE guitar, and lately I’ve been really attracted to Gibson 335’s. Something about them is timeless and classic at the same time, though I need to play a lot of stuff first to figure out exactly what I want to be as a player. I could see myself getting a good 335 or a really solid USA Strat (yeah I know they’re wildly different). The only versions of these guitars that I’ve played though are Mexican made Fenders and Epiphones, so I’ve got a lot of demoing to do.