I've been learning how to play the acoustic guitar for around a year and want to try an electric guitar. I don't seem to be able to decide upon a guitar as there are so many options.
Everybody has their personal preference's because that's what they feel comfortable playing! I'd suggest you do the same, there's nothing beneficial about saving up for a guitar that works for your guitar hero and then it not being practical for you and where you are at as a musician - trust me, I've failed miserably at this and it is a common amateur mistake, learn from my mistake. I'd suggest to go to music stores in your local area and simply sit down, try out some that look appealing to you. Even if the shop owner doesn't like that guitar (for other than tech glitches/issues), that doesn't mean you don't have to like it too. He'll probably be stuck in mainstream guitar preference and that's something you must not be poisoned by before you buy your first electric guitar!
Look for these things when buying your electric guitar. Make sure you have no external influences when thinking about these questions, it has to be 100% personal:
- Does this look appealing to me?
- Does this feel comfortable? (string action and gauge can be changed so mainly focus on the body and neck)
Can I see myself playing this?
Can I afford it?
If it's a yes from all, then buy it! Second hand guitars are more affordable too, pre-loved instruments are sometimes considered better in feeling because they are worn in. Remember, playing well is all in the fingers. I've seen guys shred and sound better than I ever can and they were rocking a $150 electric guitar.