I bought a full hollowbody Ibanez Artcore AF75G ($450-ish) and upgraded the pickups which I thought sounded terrible. I love the sound now but unsurprisingly the build quality isn’t up to par for me. The wood is terrible quality, the other electronic components are cheap. My other guitars are American-made and higher-end, and trying to go cheap on the full hollow just isn’t working for me. HOWEVER - I am not willing to spend 10k on a guitar. Ideally 2-3k max for a high quality instrument. Does anyone have any recommendations? Gibson seems to be the obvious choice, any other brands? I don’t want to buy a Chinese guitar with a pretty paint job but crap wood, electronics and playability again.