My favs these days. Have a mid '80's Westbury Special(?) 200 from the Matsumoku factory. Strat-esk body, bolt-on three piece (4 if you count the fretboard) all maple neck (a Matsumoku trade-mark). Dual Dimarzio humbuckers, each w/ a 3-way toggle to select which coil(s) as well as a phase toggle. Currently my go-to guitar.
May be picking up a '79 Ibanez Roadster strat clone from a pawn shop. Finish is beat-up & typical bridge pitting for that era Ibanez, but everything works, sounds good, holds tune, & intonation seems good. Feels very solid in yer hands. Price is marked at $250, but they'll bargain if I have cash in hand.
Another used shop in town has a early-mid '80's Vantage SG clone. All mahoganey, set neck, thin-ish body, dual humbuckers w/ coil taps. Marked below $350. Really nice guitar, but doesn't sound different enough from the Westbury to justify. Westbury actually has a wider range of tones available.
Same shop has a Aria II Pro from the Matsumoku factory. Not as nice as the Vantage described above though. Don't get me wrong, still a nice guitar.
The quality on these guitars is high, but the prices are below new epiphone/fender MIM/MIK/MIC. Great value for the $$. Will probably never be considered "collectable", but great players.
Anyone else into Ibanez/Electra/Aria/Matsumoko, etc. guitars?