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I know I dont have quite as much as I would like to spend, but I would rather start looking around now so I can get an idea.

I really play all types of music, like rock, clean stuff, metal, blues. I played the Epi les paul standard -plain top, at GC, it was decent, but for the money, just the stratocaster played pretty dang well

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar-103630810-i1148847.gc

Im not looking for a guru modded guitar, just something that plays decent, Is the strat in that link a decent guitar? then I would just buy a nice VOX or crate amp for a few hundred bucks.
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Peavey Triumph 112 120W all tube
Takamine EG333C