for the same price i might recommend either an epiphone (les paul copy or sg copy) OR fender squire strat or tele copy. the reason is theyre easily reworked/upgraded/fixed, new necks, pickups, tuning knobs, etc. are easily found, cheap or expensive depending 8n what you want, and can be upgraded to professional level instruments. ive got a squier strat i bought for $99 upgraded with about $400 over the years and it sounds and plays great. just a thought. stick with it!