Unless you like the old smell of mothballs or something, and you're price point is so super low... I have an "out of the box" find you might love... I don't see them on their web page anymore, but I have a spectacular Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Pro Archtop. Its a hollowbody (no wood block up the middle). They came in a few colors, mine is antique natural. They also had a sunburst and this wine color: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ETEPWRGH--epiphone-joe-pass-emperor-ii-pro-wine-red $699.00 and you'll still have room in your $1,000 budget to get the Epiphone EEMCS case for the Joe... https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EEMCS--epiphone-joe-pass-emperor-ii-guitar-case I might suggest test driving one, actually more than one if you can. Before I settled n buying the one I have... First I played it at the store, and really truly ooly it was love at first twang. I played a different one at another store and it didn't have the same sparkle and "soul". Not all guitars are the same. I always test drive before I buy, and I don't favor buying anything guitar-wise off the Internet. If it doesn't sparkle or have "soul" (plays well, has a great sound... "soul") if it doesn't have soul I leave it in the store. I don't believe in the "tone woods" B.S. I think that is a term Paul Smith invented to sell more of his over-priced guitars. More of the beauty of any guitar's sound is what the musician brings in his or her hands. My saying: "tone is in the hands, not in the gear". There's a video out there in videoland where Stevie Ray Vaughan is playing a Squier Strat, and guess what... he sounds exactly like Stevie Ray Vaughan, LOL. Plus I might need to tell you, I'm not a "vintage" anything person. The only "vintage" anything I own is a 1980 Gibson Les Paul Artisan I've had since new in 1980. I will always keep it not because it is a great Les Paul, but because it was something between me and my mom. Mom worked for something like $1.40/hr, was not rich by any means, but was my cheerleader back in the day for my guitar playing. Mom bought me this guitar when I graduated high school in 1980. Was it a super great "vintage" guitar with hyper cool "tone woods" etc, et. al. NO... Quality wise being a Norlin era LP, it is probably one of the worst Les Pauls I've ever owned. It has the now famous super heavy of the Norlin era, its a neck breaking shoulder stiffening 13lbs 6oz. Not long after I got it the fretboard where it meets the body started to peel away from the body so much that I could stick a guitar pick underneath the separation. I sent it in to Gibson for warranty repair not once but TWICE and the dullards in Kalamazoo (where this one was made) never did fix it right. It wasn't until I met a REAL luthier in Los Angeles years later that solved the problem permanently. The Series VII High Output pickups have just about zero treble. They are all bass and midrange, but that makes this guitar unique to me. String this one up with a set of .012's and it is practically the perfect jazz box. Thick rich tone all those jazz chords love. Definitely NOT "P.A.F" sounding pickups. Now compare that to a brand new Epiphone I just bought a few months back. Its one of their 2020 "Inspired by Gibson" models, they call it a "1959 Les Paul Standard"... It includes all this cool stuff: - Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop - Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbucking pickups - CTS pots - Neck Profile '59 Rounded "C" (my fave LP neck profile) - Graphtec Nut - Switchcraft selector switch and output jack, - 50s era wiring (my fave humbucker wiring) - Mallory capacitors - Long tenon neck joint (like they did in the 1950s) - vintage-style brown hard case (wow, it comes with a case...) Pretty much a "poor man's Les Paul Standard" - 800 bucks... https://www.nstuffmusic.com/p-12173...les-paul-standard-aged-dark-cherry-burst.aspx (I have the one in the NStuff ad... that exact guitar.) Made in China... Apples to apples this particular guitar has uber-soul... and I'll tell you, it a heckuva lot better quality made than my Kalamazoo, Michigan made, Norlin era Les Paul Artisan... which for some reason people on Reverb think is worth between $4,000-$6,700... Its worth that and more to me because of the story and the sentimental value of it having something to do with mom (who went home to Jesus in 2011). Plus I love my Artisan because of its flaws in tone and super heavy weight. Its my baby, and it goes in the coffin with me when they chuck me in the ground. But with the newer Gibson Burstbucker pups, the Epiphone has more of the (what people call) the "P.A.F." sound. Lot's of tone across the frequency spectrum, especially in the treble land. The Artisan has almost no treble with those high output pups. So many windings they tear up a tube amp for distortion, but compared to just about any other LP, not treble. I am really digging the new "Inspired by Gibson" (IBG) Epiphones. I also had one of their IBG Firebirds -- what an awesome guitar. But I had to sell it due to financial reasons and covid... blah... I will be buying another one of thiose down the line. The balance of that guitar was perfect. With it on a strap it moved effortlessly as my body moved. And it had a nice Les Paul feeling neck... So, for your $1,000 go check out the Epiphone Joe Pass at your local store. Oh... and the newer models have push/pull pots for coil split on the volume controls. I love switchy-things... LOL. Its a lot of guitar fr $700. They definitely did Joe the man proud with this model IMHO.