My first guitar accessory was a wah-wah pedal. It gave me an edge in high school jazz band when I was asked to set aside my trombone and plug in for an arrangement of Rhythm Heritage’s “Theme from S.W.A.T.”
The novelty quickly wore off, but years later I would experiment with the possibilities of chorus and delay effects built into a little Crate amp. The atmospherics I was able to produce from my Alvarez model 5040 were delightfully trippy – making my basement sound like a sky church cathedral.
For the price of a pair of shoes, the Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Pedal will give your guitar a set of wings.