Hello all, i am 16 years old and have been playing for 4 years. On my 13th birthday I got an Essex begginers pack with a 10W amp and a cheapo SX guitar for about $250AU. Now I have a question, would this gear be limiting my playing? I can bust out some great stuff but it doesnt sound very good. I havent really had the chance to play with anything else that is better so I dont know what other guitars and amps feel like when im playing them. However I have about $1000AU to spend on a new guitar, no amp is necessary at the moment. Can anyone recommend me a good guitar if this one is really limiting my playing ( around $1000AU). I want to have a jam and play in some of the battles but this guitar wont make a sound to get there.... so would a new guitar really bring out the colour in my playing?