hey guys, ive been guitar searching, reading reviews, things to look out for before buying an electric guitar(this being my first one), this site and a few other forums have been really useful in shortlisting a couple of em. my budget being around Rs.20000 i had finalised the Epiphone LP 100 and Greg Bennett Avion AV3 and i had totally made up my mind about the av3. what i really wanted was an Epiphone LP Standard or Studio, but they were way out of my budget ( 38k for Std and 27k for the studio, on furtados ) then i thought about my friend being in the US and since he was returning back this jan i thought i can just ask him to get a guitar for me from there, coz i thought that the US Epiphones will be built in the US and so better make than the chinese ones that we get ( later i got to know that all Epiphones are made in China now ) so while goin through some sites, guitarcentre.com, and a few more that i got by googling around. i found a huge price difference, LP Standard was for just 20k and LP Studio 17k (also the LP 100 was just 14k, couldnt find any samick or GB guitars there) there was a 10k price difference for the Studio and 18k for the Standard ! Now that made me totally forget about the lp 100 and the av3 and ive decided on a Epiphone LP Studio Goth or the Epiphone LP Standard Ebony (even the Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 is for around 17k !). Now here lies my dilemma, is it wise to buy a guitar without checking how it sounds ? ive played the Lp Std here and its exactly the way i want my guitar to sound, i can check the Studio later, but still its a risk, coz i wouldnt know the guitar i would be getting will have the same quality. But considering such a huge price difference is it worth risking it?? hope you guys can help me out..