It was a reactionary purchase based on price and the fact that amps always sound awesome on the showroom floor. My first Marshall is a DSL 15c. Bone Stock in Excellent condition (like new) for $300. I couldn't really pass it up. I own 12 electric guitars of varying brands and value but all are great players. I do my own setups, upgrades and repairs. I own 8 amps, including my new Marshall and 2 acoustic guitars, a mandolin, violin and a Uke. I play mostly in my home studio but have been a church worship leader for the last 15 years. Currently on hiatus.