I felt like getting a different guitar from my Epiphone SG 400.

I got an offer to trade my SG for someone's Squier Stagemaster HH. Both guitars are pretty standard (unmodified). I'm a guitar rookie (only been playing a year) and so I don't know if it's a good idea. What do you guys think?
Yeeeah that's more or less what I was thinking. Anyone know if an Epiphone Flying V would be advisable? Last question. I like playing hard rock to metal, so yeah.