That Epiphone is pretty. It just doesn't play great. Or let's say *I* don't play it great!
That Strat was a plain ol' Mexican Standard. I bought it from Canada - didn't really even use it and sold it on. It certainly didn't have the comfort factor that my Standard sunburst Tele (not pictured) has.
I have a rosewood neck, three-tone sunburst Strat - a 1982 vintage Squire JV 1962 replica - I've butchered it with USA Standard electrics and locking machines so devalued it (DOH!) but a great machine.
I also have a cherry LP double cut that I keep thinking of getting rid off - until I pick it up again.