I'm headed to the dark side out of necessity; haven't owned a decent guitar in decades but have the ability to strum a few chords and whatnot. Sometimes I'd like to write music with something that isn't a keyboard, so I'm looking to pick up a relatively inexpensive electric guitar that I can plug into my DAW and make demos with. Have plenty of amp and pedal simulators in there to play with so I'm really just looking for some basic stuff that will stay in tune and play relatively easily. I know nothing much about guitars beyond the basic stuff. So, my first thought is perhaps a strat or a tele. I feel like both would give me the basic, clean sounds I want that I can modify in post. Since these are just going to be demos, ultimately I'd hire a real guitarist to finish them off. Does it matter what I buy? Should I consider something in the non-Fender world? Would like to keep it under a grand if possible. Thanks!