f you're lucky enough to be able to afford an American built Custom 24, then this might not interest you. For anyone else, I can highly recommend the SE (Korean) range.
Finished to a high standard, superb action wide thin neck – nice electrics and a very decent trem – prices seem to start at £499 elsewhere with many people retailing these at £599. I'm a recent convert to the SE, and I wish I'd invested much sooner. You'll feel like a champion every time you get this puppy out. All the other SE's I've seen include a gig bag, which isn't mentioned in the listing – but I've asked the question via email and I'll update the description once I have a reply.
UPDATE: Gig bag is included. Although it's showing as out of stock now, I was told to call for more info as it may still be possible to order. Let me know if you have any luck.