i currently own a chinese non branded guitar (anyone heard of caraya?) and have enough common sense to consider getting a new one. it should be ideally less than $600 and should give a decent sound on Maiden-ish stuff, as well as soulful blues. People say the Epi LP is the best bet, but i need many suggestions and ultimately have to choose. Please help me out.
btw also suggest gud affordable amps to go with the guitar specified, and pictures if possible :D