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Personally, I would keep the Les Paul. I've never been able to get the right sounds out of an SG, while the LP will "growl" when needed, "sting" when needed, and has a pleasing bass/treble mix. However, for every "gimme" there's a "gotcha". The LP is about 2 1/2 times heavier than the SG.
Why not keep them both? They're like tools of the trade - you need a light/portable guitar with a sound that you like: SG. You need an upgrade in sound, easily bendable strings, and a soft touch: LP.
This is honestly one of the hardest This vs. That questions I've ever seen on this forum. They both appear to be excellent examples of classic designs, with the kind of features I'd look for.
If one or the other has a flaw of some sort in terms of versatility, playability (the "feel" of the neck would be a significant deciding factor for me), sound, or overall vibe, then that's the one to (grudgingly) get rid of. Based strictly on looks, IMHO, it's too close to call.
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