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.
Jackson SL3 Soloist
89' Ibanez RG570
Vader 4x12 Cabinet
Line 6 HD147 Head
6space HEAD/RACK case
Korg DTR1000 Rack Tuner
Furman Power Conditioner
ISP Decimator
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