I need another electric as I only have the one functional one at the moment. It's a Jazzmaster and I'd put it towards the more non-conventional guitars the way I have it setup. It's very hard to get the tones I used to get out of my Partscaster Tele. The only issue with that was I spent upwards of $2,000 and a lot of man-power to today's standards (this was 5-10 years ago). I don't want to spend that much. I'm thinking of brands like G&L and other "slightly modern, awesome sounding" stuff I hadn't heard of. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I guess criteria is always important when asking for advice so without further adieu: - Must have minimal noise. I like my Jazzmaster as is and has plenty of mojo regardless of the amp. It is quite noisy though and I need LESS if possible (it isn't the amp, etc, and yes I will look into getting another pickguard made to try ground it better or whatever but I don't want to ruin this current setup/wiring/anything!! it sounds great!). - Preferably single coils but I'm not against a humbucker in the bridge or something so-long-as-it-works. - Budget around $1,000~$1,500 but I don't want something that I'll need to change the pickups. Setup, fret work, etc I don't mind but sound is really important obviously but more so I just don't have the funds/balls to mod it further with the amount of work I know that goes into making a proper Partscaster (absolute last choice in which case I will forgo setup rights and fork out $300 which is actually quite good for a local (legend of a) tech to do all the dirty work). Again; costs I'd like to avoid as I know there should be a slew of guitars around my budget. - Some brands I've been researching but don't know all too much about are G&L and law suit Gibsons and stuff. I've played for example one of the Yamaha variants with super-output pickups and it was the cleanest most amazing best I'd layed hands on. With a price tag of over $3k it wasn't worth it for dignity reasons alone for forking out that much for something I know he paid less than $400 for and I know I can get for $1k if I wait (local vintage stuff is out of the question due to this reason). - I hate quilt finishes. I prefer natural or a solid colour. I'd prefer not to go hollowbody as I already have an Epiphone dot. - Something that I don't need to mod and sounds great out of the box. My main aim was to try get a PRS Studio which I absolutely loved but it's $2,800 price tag is way over my current budget.