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Epi Explorer 1958 "Korina". ?

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Hey gang,

 

I've owed numerous epis in the past (most current is a beautiful Dot).

Although I tend to only purchase US made guitars, not really for snobbery but solely on quality/craftsmanship. So, that being said, I have been eyeing an Explorer again for years. I have seen US made versions for around 650-1300 but almost all of them have the sa

E pickups as my Gibson LP Classic (496 & 500). So I keep seeing these beautiful Epi Korina Explorers for 415-499. Also, from reading all of the customer reviews, they damn near sound like they play themselves!

 

Anybody have input on the korina Explorers !?!?!?

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Hopefully, my buddy Maniak will read this and post some picks and information on his Explorer. He owns not only the Explorer, but the Flying V and a Korina SG as well ... beautiful collection!

 

I have the '58 Korina Flying V and it is one great guitar at an amazing price.

 

Jim

 

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If you could even find a standard mahogany Explorer, I would recommend that. (Not over the korina Explorer, though.)

I love mine. It's made of really resonant pieces of mahogany. (I think it's 2 piece body, but I can't be totally sure.)

What I'm saying is if you can't find the korina Explorer, try a standard Explorer. Ya just might like it!

 

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I played around with a Korina Explorer in a music shop back when I was looking for the one I eventually bought. It was impressively light and resonant (I never plugged it in.) Ultimately the color just wasn't for me though, and I ended up with a Goth Explorer (same guitar but all mahogany and painted matte black.)

 

It's not quite up to the build quality of my Prophecy LP (Which I honestly believe could go toe-to-toe with any Gibson I've played, it's just immaculate) but it's much more fun to play; it's quite a bit livelier and more comfortable.

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Thanks guys

 

I face the same ol dilemma, buy online for $50 less and guess at fit and finish or, go to local big box store like guitar center and ask them to order a brand spankin new one and play it at the shop.....

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