Both of these cost around the same price, which one is better for the money? I've heard that the quality of Elitists rival Gibsons. Is that true?
No, The Quality of the Elitist Surpass the Gibsons.

Go for the Epiphone.
Gear List:
'97 Gibson Explorer w/ Duncan SH-4 and SH-2
Fender Jazz Bass 'Crafted in Japan'
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Vox AD30VT w/ VFS2
Roland Cube 30 Bass
Modded "St. Louis" Wah
Dunlop .88 Tortex picks
I would go with the Epi. I owned a Gibson Studio and i wasnt' impressed. Only buy the Gibson if you can afford to get the classic or standard. The studio's aren't that great. I even like the Epi standard much more than the Gibson studio.
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Or the search bar. There are several threads on this forum already to answer the exact question that you are asking.
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