What's up guys! I am an intermediate guitar player looking to make a semi large purchase of my next single cut. Background: I have previously owned a number of guitars such an Ibanez rg series, epiphone special II, etc. Currently I am looking at these 3(4) guitars: ~epiphone les paul custom prophecy plus Ex ~esp ltd EC 401 (MAYBE 1000) ~jackson sc monarkh pro I have yet to play the ESP or the epi. I am looking for heavy metal, chuggers with an easy switch to some classic rock feel. I understand that the amp is mainly the determining factor in terms of what tone you get; however, I would like a versatile guitar to suit nearly any need at nearly any time. I appreciate all feedback and help! Feel free to ask me for clarification or anything. EDIT: I would like to spend anywhere from 500~800 USD. I currently live in Germany however I have access to guitars from USA via a US post box! I don't think anything would be totally off limits, however let me know if I am wrong.