Buying a guitar for yourself is a rather person journey to embark on, so it is a good idea to do it alone. Not everybody is going to like the same guitar, for a variety of reasons (the shape, the colour, the sound, the make, even whether your are a lefty or a righty can determine your choice).
Don’t forget that some guitars sound better and worse with different amps, so these also need choosing wisely as well. A fender excelsior might look nice, but will it compliment your chosen guitar?
If you have been thinking about buying a guitar then this week might be a good time as Black Friday is looming.