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Can anyone recommend a Canadian builder to build me a Korina Explorer? It’s gotta be cheaper than what they’re going for.
 

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What are they going for?

Good luck getting a Gibson style built for under $3k.

Did Hamer or Heritage ever do one, or does it have to be gibson?
 

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Ya $3k is what I figured. Knock offs are $4- 8k+. Korina always boosts the price. I kinda want one built with modern hardware, chrome instead of gold, locking tuners, stainless frets, etc. Like a resto-mod car.
 

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If it's a reputable builder, you will probably hit $5k pretty quick.

Might as well go all in if you're going custom.
 

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Korina is cheaper than Honduran by quite a bit. I've done a couple Futuras and have one korina Futura on the go right now.
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I could easily do one for around $3k. If you want a true replica then the price goes up to get the tiny details, like the correct tooling marks and created from measurements from a real 58. There's the price difference. These are secrets pretty well guarded. I have a pretty good friend that has all the info. Here is one of his for sale on another forum. I think it's sold but there are good pics. 58 Explorer

Cheers Peter.
 

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Thanks. The Explorer is weird but the Futura is too weird. The Epihones are veneer.
 
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