Watch the Dickey Betts online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Kings of Tone
There are so many options of guitars and pickups out there it can be quite overwhelming. Pickup out put, neck length, tone woods, Brazilian vs Indian vs Madagascar rosewood finger boards, maple boards, bridges, tuners, bolt on necks, set necks, neck through, etc. so many options. My suggestion, find a guy whose sound you like and check out that guitar. If it feels right start there. Eventually you will want one of everything! It is called GAS ( Gear Acquisition Syndrome) get used to it!