Maybe the best advice here is try before you buy like @ironsabbath2112 said or find a retailer with impeccable return policy.
They can be hit or miss in this range unfortunately. Swapping lower end hardware is no biggie, eventually would do it anyways. But sloppy routings or botched fretjobs can’t be fixed at home and without doling out cash again, which is a big no-no when spending a grand on a new guitar.
I had good experiences with all three of my Pro Series Jacksons in the given price category, but all of them have/had minor imperfections which were either aesthetic or fixable in 5 minutes. Great instruments. But recently they are driving up their prices (1400-ish for some Pro Series) and some models are not even made in Indonesia, but China. Ouch.
Solars sound like a lot of guitar for the money, but if I remeber correctly someone on here had problems with cracking neck joints. Others love them. I was eyeing one for a long time, but bought a nother Jackson instead🤣
And even in the 1000 USD range I wouldn’t rule out the used market. Generally speaking you can go up a category for the same money when buying used.
Asan interesting sidenote, almost every big brand hires either Cort, Samick or WMI to.produce their mid-tier import models…