What kind of amp do you have? You should always upgrade your amp before you upgrade your guitar. You can sound awesome with a good amp and shitty guitar, but a 1000$ guitar through a shitty amp will still sound like ass. Rondomusic.com has some good deals on guitars, I'd suggest upgrading the pickups on most of them though, but it still comes out to way cheaper than getting a guitar with the same pickups in it already. The Agile 3000 and 3100's are awesome guitars, on par with a Gibson LP standard in my opinion, and for a fraction of the cost. Get a good amp, then get a guitar that's quality, but meets your specifications, shape (you want to be comfortable), pickups (these can be upgraded if they aren't your first choice stock), bolt-on/neck through/solid body, 6string/7string, tremolo? 22 or 24 frets? Let us know these sorts of specs, and it's easier to recommend a guitar for you.