I happen to own an Ibanez SR-300, and recommend it very highly. The neck is one of the slimmest in the industry, yet still solid and stable-- great for smaller hands, even with the full (34") scale. The body is among the most comfortable I've ever held, and the electronics are pretty user-friendly, with controls in intuitive positions.
In short, it has it all-- decent sound, top-notch playability, and unmatched ergonomics.
A brand-spanking-new one will go for about $350, but there are used ones all over the internet-- the model has been out for years, and its sales have been quite prolific.
Best of luck!