I guess this could go under recording equipment instead, but this thread is the closest match I can think of. I'm looking for an electric guitar recommendation for use in home recording and overall goofing around. Price range $500-$1000 or so. My challenge is that most guitars feel very crowded for the left hand in particular. I am hoping some of you folks have had similar thoughts being primarily bass players, and perhaps I can benefit from your experience and shorten my search. As you can tell from my price range I'm looking to avoid cheap entry level or expensive boutique level gear. Basically I want something that hits the sweet spot of price to value range relative to my decidedly amateurish abilities. I would also prefer a mainstream or traditional look and feel. I'm sure there is a great BC Rich guitar out there that doesn't have my name on it. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I plan on heading to the store in a day or two and hopefully have a few brands and models in mind by then to try out.