this has been done before, but it's been a while so...
you have up to $800 to spend on a guitar, amp and whatever effects you want to play a gig. go to your local CL site and shop from the musical instruments section. post what you come up with here. bonus points for links and pics. go!
Fender Deluxe Lonestar Stratocaster Electric Guitar - $400
Soul Kitchen BC183 Fuzz Face(tighter low end more gain) 1of 3 Grey with purple knobs has a few paint chips $100
Laney pro linebacker pl100 reverb combo amp - $250