I'm looking for a guitar that will function as an all-rounder. What I've got my eye on is an affordable Cort Yorktown, that works great for mellow jazz but also garage rock when distorted, but I'm unsure if it'll get me flowing lead lines a la Hendrix or SRV. The shop here won't allow me to plug it in, so I'm having to go by reviews here, and recommendations of friends who seem to be in the know.

Any ideas?