1) up to a £1000, could swing a couple more £ (case optional)
2) s/s/s pick up configuration
3) not red (my tele’s that colour and I like variety)
Can an be any brand of guitar, not just fender, year made, far less than the top of my budget, used, whatever.
UPDATE: I purchased a Chapman ML1 pro traditional. Its was b-stock, so a steal. Tough choice between this and a 2008 Fender American Strat (used). Just needs some fresh strings (10's for me) Thanks everyone for your advice and help