#2
Fender standard strat or tele around 350 try musicians friend.

You can also find some nice epiphones in that pricerang.

I would go with the tele, play it in a music store and it is awsome
#3
Standard Strat. They're $400 ($430 for Sunburst). Excellent guitars
make sure you get the one that's $400 and not the one that's $370
#5
*Closed, wrong forum. This goes in electric guitar.*
I'm not very active here on UG currently.
I'm a retired Supermod off to the greener pastures of the real world.