my friend needs a new guitar (yes, another one this time :P ) and he needs one for 300 or under. He's got a 5150 tube, so **** him ahhaha. He'd like something on the lines of jackson, Esp, or similar companies, so name away! Thanks.
i would imagine that if he had a 5150 that he sould know enough about guitars to know what guitar to get......

but get somethin from the ltd-200 series if he needs a 300 dollar guitar.....if i were him, i would borrow someone's guitar and save up to buy another one
I'd look for a nice used anything on ebay (read the tip page on fake guitars first!). Its easy to get a fairly decent guitar for much less then you'd expect, so long as you do your research