Other people have given plenty of good advice on brands. I've built many parts guitars, and am building one more - very slowly - so here's my little addition. You have got to budget for a tech to do the final work on the neck, and you won't know what it needs / if it needs anything until you get the guitar together. The frets may or may not be to your liking, but the nut will generally need some work. You just can't get a perfect nut until the guitar is bolted together and strung up. Companies like to ship guitars with higher and narrower nut slots than necessary, and I have seen many complete and expensive guitars ship with nuts that ruin their playability. Short: Hire a good tech for a full setup and put that in the budget, or learn to do it all yourself and spend the money on tools.