What are something you do/suggest to do when you go try out a new guitar? For example, I like to test the pickup selector to make sure that it doesn't buzz when switching pickups, and do the same with the tone knob.
eh.....play it???? i mean....yea?....just play it with like every setting on it u can think of using ever, and see if you like it
Usually the first thing I do is play it unplugged to get an Idea of its natural tone.
One thing I tend to do is play an E-shape barre chord at every fret right up the neck to check for any overly terrible fret-buzz.
Captain Obvious says: play it!