Just curious because I’m kinda in this situation right now, and I wanted to get some ideas just to see how much guitar I can get in this price range. I know I want something with at least one humbucker, but there’s just so many options out there at this price point and I just don’t know where to start. I know some will say to get to a store and try a bunch out, but I don’t have any good music stores within 1 1/2 hours from me and even then, it’s hard to judge a guitar when it’s setup terribly like most are at GC and Sam Ash. If you were in my situation, what would you get? EDIT: Thanks for the replies everyone! It’s cool to see how many of our tastes differ and how many are the same. Right now, I think I’ve narrowed it down to the PRS DGT and a Les Paul R8. Both have been suggested a lot in this thread. For the PRS, I’ve been having trouble finding non all mahogany ones and ones with colors I like under $2500, and with the R8, most are above $2500 as well including plain tops. The max I could do right now would be $2400 though. I’ll keep looking.