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guitargod9000
04-20-2010, 09:03 PM
Hello, people. I was wondering - which one do you prefer ---

A - ESP MX-250 II
http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/esp/readersrigs/images/surf_rx_mx250ii/mx_250ii_wh_1.jpg

B - Gibson Explorer
http://www.ghx-online.de/guitars/Explorer_wh.jpg

Base your opinion on anything - looks, feel or each one, tone, etc.
(Personally I like the ESP MX - huge Metallica fan)

Solarstar101
04-20-2010, 09:07 PM
depends
is the explorer custom shop if not the esp

espplayer400
04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
the MX-250 by far. a custom shop ESP> regular Gibson, ESPECIALLY in this case..

skwelcher
04-20-2010, 09:13 PM
ESP definitely

jeremyschw
04-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Hetfield started out with the Gibson Explorer and was endorsed by ESP in the 1980's. ESP made signature guitars in his name in the 90's and he started using them more than the Gibson's, but still goes back to them from time to time. So both are A-Okay! My personal fave is the ESP.

trussrodking
04-20-2010, 09:14 PM
a few months ago i would have said gibson hands down, but pickguards i detest and the esp is completely white(earlly metallica/james hetfield style) although im not sure if his was a gibson or esp....? can anyone clarify this for me saves me google searching..too lazy today :)

User_Name336
04-20-2010, 09:18 PM
esp. go play both and you'll see why.

guitargod9000
04-20-2010, 09:19 PM
Hetfield started out with the Gibson Explorer and was endorsed by ESP in the 1980's. ESP made signature guitars in his name in the 90's and he started using them more than the Gibson's, but still goes back to them from time to time. So both are A-Okay! My personal fave is the ESP.

Yeah - that's true

guitargod9000
04-20-2010, 09:20 PM
depends
is the explorer custom shop if not the esp

No, just a regular Gibson Explorer.

guitargod9000
04-20-2010, 09:25 PM
a few months ago i would have said gibson hands down, but pickguards i detest and the esp is completely white(earlly metallica/james hetfield style) although im not sure if his was a gibson or esp....? can anyone clarify this for me saves me google searching..too lazy today :)

He started out with a Gibson that looked like this :
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/promt/Gibson/Gibson_Explorer_84reissue_wht/DSC09862pc.jpg

Then moved to this one (actual James Hetfield guitar) :
http://filepit.freewebs.com/montyjay/jamesguitars/JamesWhiteESPexpMF/jamesespexpmfinlay1.jpg

guitargod9000
04-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Anyone else?

MarCn1
04-21-2010, 01:46 PM
I always regarded ESP as a quality instrument manufacturer with reasonable price (the standard series). No doubt ESP will hold their own among other highend guitars.
I always love Gibson LPs, they're my first love. But I ended up using ESP superstrat as my main axe, she's my wife :D

guitargod9000
04-21-2010, 09:32 PM
who else thinks the ESP?

User_Name336
04-22-2010, 01:45 PM
pretty well everybody thats posted here says esp... isn't that enough? :haha:
but seriously, i've met some guys who do prefer the gibson. so really, you're gonna have to try both out. my opinion is esp and i wouldn't look back. but they do feel relatively different.

SomeoneYouKnew
04-22-2010, 05:38 PM
You're in the wrong forum, dude.



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