Ok so I just want to know the general difference between the Gibson Explorer and the Epiphone Explorer, more specifically the 1958 Epiphone Explorer. Why the big price difference? Just the Gibson name? I'm going to customize it more to my liking like the pickups so should I just stick with the Epiphone?
I've never played an Epiphone, but I bought a Gibson Explorer and it was worth every penny.
epiphones are korina, gibsons are mahogany.
The pickups are the only difference.
Fit and finish, workmanship, longevity, quality anyone?