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Maybe a used Mexican Strat? They sure beat the quality of the Squiers, and you'll be set with it for a good few years. Or maybe a higher end Epiphone.
Fender Lite Ash --> TC Polytune --> Digitech Whammy V --> MXR Phase 90 --> EHX Small Clone --> Strymon Orbit --> TC Flashback X4 --> Rivera R55
Epiphones are great entrance level guitars....

Fender Strats or Tele's are great

Schecter makes AWESOME guitars for cheap...

PRS makes really good guitars, but thats a bit more at the higher end of your spectrum

ESP (in my opinion) makes some of the best guitars out there...i've been a fan of them for YEARS

I would recommend:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top (I have one, its great)
Schecter Damien Elite
ESP FX-360

heres some links to them:
Les Paul- http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-standard-plus-top-electric-guitar/518341

Schecter- http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/schecter-guitar-research-damien-elite-electric-guitar

ESP - http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-fx-360-electric-guitar
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top
Amp- Blackstar HT-60 Soloist
Digitech Rp355

I look like this-
I'll give you one second hand for 3 lbs of crack
I like shotguns. thats all you need to know