I have a budget of $1000. I want a Fender Stratocaster. I have tried out a lot but which one would suit me best for Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones and even Guns and Roses and stuff like them.
Just a standard American Strat, or a HSS American Standard Strat. I think both are $999.
perhaps you might want to go the ebay route and get a Stratocaster Plus. the roller nut and lace sensor pickups are a great bonus. they were the top of the line production model and come very close to custom shop quality.
Like he said a HSS Strat cause you would need the Humbucker to get the GnR tone, although you won't be able to get it like you would a LP.