#1
Hey, I really like the Explorer body style, but don't have the money for a Gibson, so could someone tell me the best brand (especially those that closely resemble the Gibsons) for under $500.
And cuz I'm usually asked this question, I play mostly metal and prog, but like to touch on some good clean tones every once in a while.
My babies:
-Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer
-Peavey Vypyr 30
-Epiphone Hummingbird
#3
#6
Quote by DrDeathjeans
Yeah, I heard about Hamer, are they any good?



Yea they make good instruments. Been around a long time. Some of their guitars go for $3000 or more. Such as the USA models.
#7
What about the Epiphone versions, are those worth a look at? I mean, I probably wouldn't buy it for $500 (unless it really is good) but I've seen it going for cheaper used.
My babies:
-Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer
-Peavey Vypyr 30
-Epiphone Hummingbird
#8
One of my friends has an Epiphone Korina Explorer and he loves it. Epiphones are hit and miss though from what I've seen.
#10
Quote by darkcheef
Might want to go for a new amp first...


I'll be getting a new amp with the guitar
My babies:
-Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer
-Peavey Vypyr 30
-Epiphone Hummingbird