So, I accidentally found two nice sale offers. First is Washburn X12 and second is Epiphone SG Special CH.

I've read many reviews on these both guitars but that didn't help me at all. People are too general and way too subjective.

First of all, I am a beginner. I will be learning playing on this very first guitar of mine. If I somehow succeed, I'd like to stick into metal/hard rock.

Which one, concerning these circumstances, would be better? Which one would provide me with better quality and serve longer?

Thanks in advance for constructive opinions.