I want to pay around $600.
So should I go Epiphone, Esp/LTD, Agile+new hardware and pickups, or whatever else?
I don't want EMGs at all.
Any other company that makes good explorers?
why dont you want emg's?
My Gear=
ESP Horizon w/ Seymour Duncan bridge pickup
Mesa Boogie DC-5 50W
BOSS GT-6 Effect Processor
Quote by jetfuel495
jackson makes the kelly which has an explorer like shape.

+1 Kelly is an awesomely priced guitar that isn't bad on the eyes. I've never actually tried one out, 'cause I'd like to know about the neck, but they look awesome and I've heard a lot of good things about the sound.