I know UG must get alot of these but my friend wanted me to put this up for him.

He plays rock,classic rock and alernate rock. (He plays a bit of metal here and there) and his selection of guitars are:

Epiphone Les Paul Standard (its a very different les paul standard to which i have played it plays better than most epiphones i know)

Or a

Fender Standard Telecaster
if he plays classic rock and alt rock with a bit of metal that sounds ultra-les paulish to me a tele would be to jangly for the darker end of that range

btw if hes narrowed it down to two guitars tell him hes petarded and he should go to a guitar store, play both and decide for himself, much wiser than listening to us!!