I don't think I was clear in my first post but I would get a Gretsch. First. Everyone needs a Tele for the rugged simplicity and playability and unique sound, but it is (as they say) only a plank with a neck. You can get a pretty good Tele for not much money at all and there are a bazillion for sale out there. I believe the Strat and Tele are so different they can't replace the other, each is unique. Get the Gretsch, keep your eyes open for a good Tele you can afford and there you go. Then an SG. And you're down the rabbit hole.