When I bought my first electric guitar, I chose an Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue. I couldn't afford to buy both a Strat-style and a Les Paul-style guitar, so the Nighthawk was an interesting middle ground. It has a set neck, 25 1/2" scale length, mahagony body and neck with a flame maple top, and a rather unique pickup arrangement, with a mini-humbucker at the neck, single-coil middle, and a full-size, slanted humbucker at the bridge. The humbuckers can also be split to single-coil, giving a total of 9 different tones. The mix of Gibson and Fender design elements makes it able to sound somewhat like a Strat or Les Paul, but definitely closer to a Les Paul. Now that I have a MIM standard Telecaster for my single-coil Fender tones, I have been considering selling the Nighthawk and replacing it with something with two standard humbuckers. I'm looking at a new or used Epiphone Les Paul Standard, a new or used Epiphone SG G-400, or a used PRS SE 245. Are there any other Les Paul or SG style guitars I should be looking at? My budget is $400.