Since you're kind of up in the air, I'd use the opportunity to get something that would hold its value. In other words, not the newest Ibanez signature model, but maybe an LNG or BFP, for example. Or, if you can find one in your price range, an original MM/EVH guitar. I'm not into them, but a '70's Les Paul would hold value too. The idea isn't that you buy a guitar as an investment, but if you have a decent amount of $ to spend, and you get something that holds its value, then later you can dump it for another guitar of the same value. So it's like getting two guitars for one! Like free rent for as long as you want on an EVH. If you keep trading for good values, then you can keep the chain going forever. But if you get the latest, greatest anything, you can kiss 1/3rd of it's value goodbye, you know? Maxxas guitars are much less than $1800US, but its never a bad time to get one of those, and they have either held steady or increased in value over the past decade.
If the latest model xx is really what you want, though, then by all means get it. I'm not saying its bad to buy new off the rack or anything. Especially when its exactly what you were wishing for all along. But I would say "match ambiguity with proper planning"