#2
i gotta be honest, yes esp makes a mean guitar, but gibson is a classic


id go with the esp in this situation simply because i dont like the explorer.


but i would take a les paul over anything
#3
i am explorer man myself, dont own one, but would love to. you should try both out and see which one you like most, thats the general rule of thumb.
#4
The problem is that I have got nowhere to try one.
The closest music store is 200km away and they havent got those guitars.