26 tabletop 3 weeks ago Tone is in the ear, and that goes for what "quality" represents.I'd rather have several guitars, because "mediocrity" can still sound dang good through a decent amp.Mediocrity may not really be mediocre. It's all in the ear!Addendum: The music played, the sounds, the melodies, those are the art. The guitars and amps are just the tools, like paintbrushes and canvases. ...! So true about "mediocrity" sounding great through a decent amp. My 60's Japanese trashy guitars with their gold foil pickup copies sound amazing through a good amp.