Re: 2nd electric guitar.
Yamaha Pacifica 112v is very good value and gigable guitar. I can also recomend to You (ESP) LTD ST 203 TS ( strat like SSS, alder, 22 extra jumbo frets, ...), or (ESP) LTD ST 203 FR, same but maple neck , HSS, floyd rose. Beside that Squier, deluxe, vintage modified or classic vibe are very good value and gigable guitars too.
This is cheaper then make guitar by Yourself,and if you want to make it, unless You have most of the parts allready, you will have to spend more money, more time, and in case of cheap components, result will not be as god as secondhand Pacifica, Squier or LTD.