Superstrat Purchase Tossup
I am looking to sell off my old Epiphone SG G400 in order to make a purchase on a superstrat style guitar. I am willing to spend up to $1000 on a new guitar, but the cheaper the better, as long as the quality is still there. Right now I am trying to decide between these three:
1. Fender HM
2. Jackson DK2M
3. Ibanez RG550
I am mostly looking for something with a good floyd, as well as a very wide, very thin, and preferable maple board and flat back. I guess that the RG550 probably has the widest and thinest neck, but I have not been able to test these exact models (I have tryed a lot of RGs, standard strats, and newer Charvels). I will probably also have the neck either partially or fully scalloped in the future, if this makes any difference.
What are the pros or cons for each of these individual guitars? I don't play anything extremely heavy; I am looking for a very 80s lead tone, reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, etc. If you have any other recommendations please let me know. I feel like there are a lot of Ibanez models that I might not be aware of.