Anyway, I would strongly urge you to try both the Patrick Eggle Berlin and the PRS Custom 22. These guitars produce fantastic tone and sustain (like the Les Paul), but are both so much more versatile. The Patrick Eggle, in particular, has a fantastic range of tones, having Seymour Duncan pickups with coil tap on both pickups. Both guitars are well within your budget and, as I have proved, you could even get both if you buy second hand on one or both of them.
The neck on the PRS guitars is thinner, and more like a Strat. The neck on the Patrick Eggle is fatter, more like the Les Paul. Both guitars play like a dream, very low action and very smooth fretting. Please give either one of them a try. I promise you that you will fall in love with both.