I see that everyone has already posted what was my first thought, that surely an AL2000 would be the way to go. $225 for this: Agile AL-2000 Black Flame at RondoMusic.com
If the OP can't afford anything more than the bolt on LP, would they be better off with something like this: SX Callisto JR Nat at RondoMusic.com
, which is an LP JR copy, but at least has a set neck. And, they could buy a better LP later on when they have more money.
In seeing how much an AL2000 costs, I found this. My gosh, this is cheap for an LP copy! Douglas Shadow Pink at RondoMusic.com
Not that I'm suggesting that anyone should buy it.