All my guitar playing experience has been on an acoustic, Seagull M6. I have little familiarity with electric guitar but want to get into it and possibly take lessons. I have no idea what brands are thought of as good for metal. I thought a good place to start was one of the guitar's my favorite band plays, although all but the SE are 2000$ plus heh. In your opinion's is the PRS SE worth the 500$, or are there alternative brands more worth the price. Obviously I like Opeth's sound, and although I know it's hard to recreate bands sounds I'm just looking for good general metal sound to work with for now until I know what I'm doing. Thanks for any thoughts/advice. PS: just remembered I'm even more lost on a choice of amp, so any opinions on that as well would be appreciated.