Which SG?
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uhm, in my opinion. I prefer the Strat, but the SG also would have more "crunch" so it's win-win depending on your musical tastes.
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i have the G-400, and it kicks ASS. i prefer it over the strat
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I'd have the SG because i can't stand the look of strats - way too generic looking, you see copies in argos and wilkonsons
I think you'd get more for your money with the G400. It's usually at least a hundred or so less than a Strat in most places - hell, here you can get a G400 for half the price of a Standard Fender. So with that in mind, the G400 represents much better value, and if you're on a budget, it's a much smarter buy.

That said, in terms of sheer quality (so forgetting about the price difference for now), I'd say a Standard (Mexican) Fender Strat would be much better quality.
judging by the fact that your screenname is synystergates, im gonna jump to the conclusion that you're gna want something with humbuckers. go with the SG.
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i got the american strat and a blues deluxe amp..........amazing clean tone.........i would use the SG for more crunchier stuff............if buying one you'd have to ask yourself if you're going to be mostly playing clean or crunch?
Totally a matter of opinion, and you will get no shortage of them here. Both styles have been around for a long time and had great success. Play both types if you can and see what you like. They will have distinctly different sounds so it can come down to what kind of music you want to play. Good luck.
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Anyways to the topic. I think if you want to play heavier stuff then buy the SG. Also a good note would be to try out the different guitars and see which one fits you more in the hand. Since if the SG shape is really uncomfortable then there's no point in playing it. vice versa.
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I'd go for the G-400, maybe the Tony Iommi one?
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Well, since you asked "which is better," I highly suggest steering away from the SG and going for the Strat. Mexican Strats are not what they used to be. Many of them come from the same factories that the American versions come from and are simply sent to Mexico to be assembled. With that said, a Mexican Strat with no more than an electronics upgrade will give you amazing tone. Plus, I mean, c'mon, it's a Fender, you can't go wrong.
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