Semi-hypothetical question: Say you have no gear to speak of. Maybe you moved and left it all behind, maybe it was all stolen, something like that. You also have $1,000 to spend, and no more than that for quite a while. What would you get to give you a solid rig to last for a few years? Figure a guitar or two, an amp, maybe some pedals. Since this is a semi-hypothetical situation, say you prefer humbuckers, LPs and/or semi-hollow 335ish guitars and are not a Strat guy at all. No gigs either. Hmm.