I'm shopping around with a budget of around $500 and wonder what you guys would recommend. I'm open to used, actually prefer it..24 frets, fixed bridge, and not a super thin neck (aka no Ibby's).
I was thinking LTD or Schecter but wanted to get some opinions on models or maybe other brands?
You'll definitely be able to find what you need in the LTD and Schecter lines. Also check out some Jacksons as well. Some Ibanez models have more substantial/less thin necks, but i'm not too familiar with all the model details, but someone can probably chime in with some Ibanez recommendations as well.