i need help buying a second guitar. i've been playing for 1 year and i play rock,blues ,metal ,classical ,anything... my budget is around $500. i played the epiphone les paul standard and fender mim strat and liked them both so which 1 should i buy? or are there any other better guitars
Well, you're not being very specific so I can't really advise you on which to buy. I will however, say that the Epiphone Les Paul Standard is a great guitar, I have one myself. It is extremely durable, stays in tune and it plays like a charm. Just my opinion though.
Well, I must adivse this one again, a HSS MIM Strat. That'll do metal, blues and everything inbetween.

And it plays like a beast.
Cam Sampbell's my hero