A used Ibanez AZ242BC. Rolled frets, roasted neck, nice pups...can cover jazz to metal. I liken it to a poor man's Guthrie Govan Charvel.
Yes, It does in a world full of good 1000$ guitars. With 1000$ I would buy I '52 telecaster with a thick neck.I never asked anyone to pick my next $1000 guitar for me.
I asked what they would buy with $1000 and why.
I don’t think that my musical preferences should influence that.
Am surprised Ibanez Prestige took 'til now to come up.Almost any new guitar you pay around $1000 for will be a very playable and quality import. Gretsch Electromatics, Reverends, Jacksons, Ibanezi are all good choices I can vouch for. Ibanez Prestige models can found used in EX+ condition at $1000. The Gibsons that go for around this price are also very nice, though not as fancy as the imports. Here's some wonderful instruments I enjoy bought new at this approximate price point:
Jackson Soloist Pro Series SLATQM 7 and SL2QM 6
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK2