well...hey! uhm...i have my bro's little beat up acoustic...ive begun to play reasonably well.(i can play the intros of all met and maiden songs on my acoustic)...but i dont know if i shd invest in an electric guitar.....cos ... 1) the moolah factor is there... 2)i like to play metallica and maiden....so i have to buy a distort pedal(or a processor) 3)i dont go to classes... im self taught but i want to buy one cos... 1)power chords would sound wicked on one... 2) am sick of playing nothing else matters and want to graduate to so what! 3)its just so damn cool possessing an electric axe.. What the heck do i do...??? oh and what if i buy an acoustic with a plug in...would that help?