Yap... obviously the SOUND of the guitar is the most important characteristic. Well, wait, ok, the LOOK of the guitar is the most important, but then like after that SOUND for sure.
BUT... a close second to the SOUND (and the omnipresent LOOK) of the guitar is its ability to stay in tune. Most of my guitars have been pretty tolerable with tunage, but some results are surprising. For instance... my Squier J Mascis Jazz stays in tune waaaay better than my Gibson Les Paul Faded Special. And my Casino's dependability with tuning was intermittent.
And I'm not much of a solo/stringbendy kind of guy. Almost always a rhythm player... so guitars going out of tune is especially annoying when it occurs after some modest chording.
Sooooooooooooo out of all the guitars you've ever had (whether or not you still have them), which one stayed in tune the best? What guitar setups (bridge, pegs, etc.) do you find lend themselves to better tuning consistency?