My primary guitar right now is an Epiphone SG Special, and I'm looking to upgrade now that I've got a job. I'm thinking of getting a Strat because they seem like decent enough guitars, but I'm a bit torn. At this point I'm looking at either a Fender Deluxe American Strat (Deluxe Strat in Olympic White) or a Les Paul Studio (Les Paul Studio Alpine White)

While I'm at it, I'm going to be looking for an amp also, so any recommendations for those also?
Well, I would pick the Les Paul, but both guitars are really nice.
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What do you play? What is your budget? You should spend more on the amp then the guitar.
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I don't have a budget per say because I just got a job, and I'm needing help to determine which I should save up for.