Well I have been shopping around for a few months for my next electric. I want something that has a good tonal range and diversity. I will probably mostly play metal and hard rock, but may play some jazz type stuff as well. My budget is now between 300-600 dollars. I am leaning towards Schecter, PRS SE, Ibanez, or a Fender Strat. Can any of you give me any input on some good guitars in this price range or some to avoid.
PRS SE are extremely versatile. They can do metal well and then you can do some jazz on it right there and then. They're nice guitars. I've always had GAS for one..

Can't go wrong with a good Ibanez or Schecter though.