#1
Anyone have a good opinion on which is better, Gibsons explorer or Ibanez
version, Ibanez destroyer
#2
Ibanez destroyer is probably the same/slightly more/slightly less quality of the Epiphone Explorer seeing as its £300, My geuss is the Gibson explorer is much better as its like, £700 right?
#3
I agree with Punk_Ninja. If you wanted to save a bit of cash, you could get an Epiphone Explorer and put in Gibson pickups. Although then you lose the awesomeness of having "Gibson" on your headstock.

So IMO if you're choosing just between those two, I'd go for the Explorer.
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#4
personally i would get the esp ex400bd, but out of the destroyer and the explorer i would choose the explorer
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#5
Definitely the Gibby Explorer.

Gear
Gibson Explorer
Epi Les Paul Standard


Amp
B-52 AT-100 Half stack.

#6
Gibson Explorer is a better guitar. The Ibanez Destroyer isn't a direct copy in any case - it looks like it has some Iceman in it.

If you wanted to get an Explorer look-a-like, I'd look at ESP's LTD EX series.
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