I just bought the XP about a month ago. After reading a ton of specs between the 2 it's hard to say. other then a matching head stock different sites list different specs. I was under the impression the XP had a mahogany body and maple neck, but not so sure anymore. I've also seen specs that say basswood and also palomina wood. Also the pickups are suppose to be a higher quality. Who knows? It's made in china, but not a bad effort for $250. I'm happy with it.
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