#5
Umm, in that price range a bit of LTDS are agathis which is a horrible wood.


Id say a Ibanez S470, or SZ520 or some thing along the lines of that. Fender Highway One strats are good as well.
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#6
ESP are ok but you want a great guitar for $400 then order a epiphone g-400 custom I bought one and its the best sounding guitar ive heard for the price great for lead rythem power cords you name it this guitar can do it I got mine from musicians freind for $400 thats the cheapest ive seen it