As a guitar teacher offering guitar lessons to cover Stafford, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Penkridge, Lichfield, Codsall, Burntwood, Rugeley, Cheslyn Hay, Brewood and Walsall I often get approached for advice on gear.
For many years, as a guitar teacher, I believe you simply can not beat the Yamaha Pacifica. It comes in many different specs BUT, remember this! You can't pick a bad one! So go for the one you personally love the most.
It shames guitars worth many times more and offers so much versatility that the guitar is , to be frank, mind-blowing.
Check out the official demo video I've posted below.
For guitar lessons, you're in the right place, I'm a former Guthrie Govan student and ACM graduate - Scott Adams 0781 864 7517 firstname.lastname@example.org