First of all thanks for everyone helping me choosing what to get. OK just got back from Guitar Center, and this is what I got!
Ibanez RG2EX1 Electric Guitar This one feels REALLY great in my hands!
Lucero Thinline Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar
These two of course, replaced my newly arrived and promptly returned Ibanez XP300 IPT (with its much debated Floyd Rose style bridge). In other words I returned the Xiphos and got these two instead!
For Amp I got the Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp!
What do you think?
A bit of background on me!
I had a Vypyr 15. It's a really good amp but it was too noisy for direct recording. It wasn't that hard to dial in a good tone but it took me quite some time to get it to my liking.