my friend is looking for and Ibanez, ESP(LTD), or Jackson within the $300-$500 dollar range with no Locking Trem or Active pickups. and preferably a Stratesque body style(EX: S series, RG series, Dinky, etc.)

any reccomendations?

he plays metal and shred type stuff
Epiphone Custom 1966 SG w/EMG 85(B)
Epiphone Les Paul
Peavey Valveking
Boss SD-1 Overdrive; NS-2
Fender Tuner