I've been playing for three years and I'm a beginner-intermediate. I'm now into playing blues, swing, and rock and roll. I hope to start a band soon with my friends (bass, drums, horns, piano/keyboard). I also play alto saxophone and I'm screwing around with keyboard and harmonica.
I have an Epiphone LP Standard, I don't think I deserve a Gibson, neither can I afford one. The guitar still sounds sweet and has a beautiful neck. I also still have my beginner's guitar, a Squier Affinity. It's terrible. Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (40w, 1x12") for studio/gig/rehearsal and a Fender Frontman 15 (15w, 1x8") practice amp. My effects are Danelectro French Toast and a Korg AX100G. I rarely use them, I prefer the clean and overdrive sounds of my amps. I love the sound of my guitar unplugged, too!
"Texas Heat", made in Paint Shop Pro 7.02