OP could also get a Les Paul fitted with a P90 and a humbucker ? With push pull pots and a split humbucker as you wrote . We can't really know what OP wants . I could say get a Les Paul , but then my bias shows as that's all I want .It comes down to what YOU really want .
Different sound? A Les Paul will not get the sound of a Strat in-between positions. Neither will a Tele.
Feel? Neck size, fret height, balance on a strap. They are all pretty much different.
Features? waddaya want? 5way switch, single coils, push pull pots with split humbuckers, Humbukers that sound like PAF's, mini hums.
Different looks? well there's Les Paul shaped bodies, V's, Explorers, Firebirds, SG's, Strats, Teles, the last goes on.
El Gringo is right. go out and find one (or two) that has your vibe. Theres definitely something out there for you. You may surprise yourself. Find it, be happy, and have fun.
This is perfect advice; I couldn’t agree more.I this is your first Gibson, I'd get the two Standards - Les Paul and SG. You'll certainly get more flavors and a richer experience.
Then once you know your favorite specs, get a Reissue you actually like and not just for the sake of it. My two cents.
Exactly.....I have 2 Historic LPs, a CS-336 P90, a rosewood board CS Tele and a maple neck CS Strat.I tell people i am from the keith richards school of guitars, there isnt a guitar out there that will do everything, so i have been fortunate enough to be able to get a collection of different stuff. lots of guys ( i am jealous of you) have 5 historic les pauls and thats there whole thing, id prefer a few different paint brushes so i have my R0,SG 335 strat and a tele and a prs. they all do something a little different and i enjoy the different moods those guitars bring on
my suggestion in the end is buy the best guitar you can in each vain. if u can get a Custom Shop les paul and a USA SG or a Mexican tele and a custom shop PRS what ever floats ur boat just get the best playing sounding guitar you can and the price point you can afford