I'm leaning towards an Epiphne Dot or Epiphone LP. Not keen on Reverends or the PRS SE series. I'd be doing upgrades to the hardware as well as pickups. What are your guys' thoughts? I was thinking an old Ibanez lawsuit LP would be cool if I could score one cheap enough. My budget is in the $500 range. I could go more...it just really depends on the guitar/upgrades that are needed. That's $$$ for a used guitar and used pickups, hardware, etc. Obviously I'd have to spend a bit more if I went the lawsuit route.