#1
I really like the explorer style body but I need a floyd because I play metal anything from thrash to death metal.So lets get to the point.
I need a floyd and 24 frets with a explorer body.My price range is 700-800 mabe a little more If need be.Thanks!
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#2
check esp yet?

i think the epiphone prophecy series has one of those, but i dunno if epiphone is a good brand.
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I really like the explorer style body but I need a floyd because I play metal anything from thrash to death metal.So lets get to the point.
I need a floyd and 24 frets with a explorer body.My price range is 700-800 mabe a little more If need be.Thanks!


ESP EX Series. Comes with EMG's.

Jackson Kelly's

Peavey FX Series (but it may be discontinued?)

And I believe Epiphone makes the Prophecy Series, which have explorer types. I believe in Epiphone... they're pretty solid. But the prophecies are a bit different... I dunno if it'll matter to you.

And also, the Epiphone Goth... but I don't know it it comes with 24 frets. I can't remember if it comes wiht a floyd or not, but it seems to me it does.

Personally, I'd go with ESP. NOT because of the EMG's, but because they make really solid guitars.

You could go Custom on Warmoth, but that's expensive, and a bolt on as well.
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#6
that epiphone prophecy seems like your thing man...i love my epiphones (great sound with active EMGs and very reliable and well built).
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#7
The ESP ones dont have floyds on them.Wish they did we wouldnt be postin in this thread lol.
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#8
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The ESP ones dont have floyds on them.Wish they did we wouldnt be postin in this thread lol.


What are you talking about? Yea they do...


http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_ex.html

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#10
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It's just coming down the semantics with the ESP SS not having them but the LTD series do have them.



The cool thing about LTD though, is that it's almost synonymous with ESP. I find very little quality difference between the two.
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#12
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The cool thing about LTD though, is that it's almost synonymous with ESP. I find very little quality difference between the two.


The quality differences are there in terms of hardware and quality of the pieces of wood used for the body, fretboard etc. I've played both ESP and LTDs multiple times, and you can feel the difference between the two- the ESP variants just feel more solid, and the workmanship is all around better, as well it should be for the price difference. If it comes down to an LTD deluxe or an ESP, shell out the extra cash and buy a real ESP.
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#14
If you want an actual Gibby Explorer with a Floyd they made them. I never cared for them myself but had many go thru my hands they used to be cheap used compared to regular Explorers. The Epiphone Prophecy is an awesome guitar the Custom FX comes with an OFR a real Floyd, EMGs and Grovers. You might also want to check out the Marcus Henderson Sig ver it's pretty much has the same specs with a couple tweaks especially the back of the guitar where the neck joins the body you have better upper fret access. I have the Prophecy with out the Floyd and I prefer it over my Gibson Explorer. The funny thing is the Gibby Exp was actually cheaper by $50.00 new the Epi and the Gibson came with the HSC.

The Agile Ghost listed is a good choice as well. I don't really care for LTDs I would save up and get an actual ESP instead.

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#15
epi's explorers are weird no??? for me, pretty ugly too, so im stick with the LTD
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Jackson KE2 Kelly if you are going used
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#17
I really like that mark henderson guitar.IM just worried about it not being recessed I wont be able to do raised harmonics. Im with Richmanofaction if I was going to get a esp it would be a ESP not a ltd.Just to let yall know I will be ordering this guitar from guitar center because I get a discount.My second choice is a Jackson kelly or a Ibanez Xiphos but I really want the explorer style body.
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#18
OK I have narrowed down 3 choices here they are

Jackson Ke3 Kelly
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jackson-KE3-Kelly-Electric-Guitar-520327-i1445407.gc
That epiphone explorer
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/...kage?sku=581245
And the wild card A Ibanez Xiphos
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-XPT700-Xiphos-Electric-Guitar-512557-i1177174.gc

What do yall think about those three?
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#19
Personally, I'd go with the KE3 though I've never played the Futura. When I played the Xiphos I did not like it one bit (played the 27 fret version though), it felt so compressed and far to ... busy I would say. When I played the Kelly it was nice and smooth, just felt good over all. From what I've heard about the 3 series guitars from Jackson they are rather good quality too. Really though, it all boils down to which one you like the feel and tone of best. So I'd say just go to a shop and play 'em all.
#20
Its all about the Jackson Kelly over the Epiphone and Ibanez. Between those three, the Jackson has the best quality and workmanship for the price.
While the body is explorer derived, I don't see it as a true explorer shape, but that is just my opinion. Having owned Jacksons (both USA and Japanese) over the years, I know you will not be disappointed in terms of features.

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