A cutaway on a guitar makes it possible to play those high notes. So, for lead guitar or a soaring solo look no further. The most famous one being the Gibson Les Paul.
Another popular singlecut is build by PRS. The Custom 24 model is a modern take by Paul Reed Smith, with excellent built quality, design and appointments.
The combination of a solid mahogany body, and maple top make for a snappy guitar with sustain and warmth. Great in all styles of music, and made in all price ranges.