I'm looking to buy a new guitar, preferabally < 1000$.

What I'm looking for in it is -

24 Frets
Tremelo Bar of some sort
Metalish Pickups
Good Hardware.

I'm a newb at picking out guitars, my Dad's always done it.
But I'm supposed to pick out this one, and I need your guy's help :]

Thanks guys
Quote by Steve The Plank
Definitely look into some Ibanezes.

Alright I will. Any suggestions or direction?

Where should I look for good prices/not ripoffs?