I came late to this party. The Strat was my dream guitar, so it took about 8 years after I started playing to get an (Epi) LP. Eventually I got an LP Standard, which I've had for about 9 years now. It's a good think I have limited disposable income, because I'd probably have a bunch of them. I was able to later add a ES-335 with 57 Classics, which complements it nicely. My early memories of LPs include Pete Townshend playing "Wont Be Fooled Again" with his arm-swinging, Mick Taylor teraing it up on some Stones records, Frampton, Page & Gibbons. Hall of fame stuff!