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Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar has the famous futuristic body design with a cool worn black finish and black hardware, including a LockTone...Read More

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A rugged-looking edition of an axe that's still ahead of its time.

The Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar has the famous futuristic body design with a cool worn black finish and black hardware, including a LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, and sealed die-cast tuners. Other features include a mahogany body and a 24-3/4' scale slim-taper hard maple neck for the kind of sustained tone and playability you need. The Epiphone Explorer-GT is also loaded with a 650R Alnico humbucking neck pickup and a 700T Alnico humbucking bridge pickup for a variety of great classic tones. The master tone control has an innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot.

FEATURES
  • Style: Explorer
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Carved maple
  • Finish: Worn black
  • Neck: Bolt-on hard maple
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck profile: SlimTaper
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 14"
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Dots
  • No. of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck pickup: 650R Alnico humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 700T Alnico humbucker
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with Pushkill, 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuners: Die-cast
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • Finish: Polyurethane
  • Case: Not Included

Get a great electric guitar at a great price!

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EpiphoneExplorer-GT Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    Rhythm Player's Dream

    By Dan the Man

    from Columbia, SC

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Heavy Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar! It handles well and moves with you. For as little as it weighs it provides a great platform. I am a pretty vigorous rhythm player this was very important. I have four amps and it sounds good on all of them.

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      5.0

      5 years

      By mason358

      from charlotte, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Quality
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

      this was my first electric guitar i've had it for 5 years and its held up for the test of my thrashing i've drop this guitar many times and it still works its beaten to all hell but its a great starter its good for all things i mainy did metal thrash death sludge and doom its great

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      5.0

      Great beginner guitar

      By JP

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cool Design
      • Decent Build
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Reasonable Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        Got this guitar for my 15 year old son to play at school and it's a great beginner guitar. Naturally he loves the design, especially the colour and the knobs. It's a real sturdy build with a quality feel to it.

        I'm certainly no musician so can't really comment on its sound with any authority but to my ear it produces a pretty clean sound with no buzzing.

        Only issue we found was that his strap pops off easily but I think that may be due to the size of the slit on his strap rather than the guitar.

        I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better beginner guitar.

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        4.0

        A sweet axe

        By J Dick

        from Perris, Ca.

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Cheap tuners
        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        I really like this guitar and play it everywhere. I did replace the pickups and cheap tuners. The satin finish is ok, but has developed a shiny spot from where I anchor my fingers on it while playing. The back of the neck is now very shiny. Also, the wood is soft, so be careful drilling holes in the headstock to accomodate new tuners, and I wouldn't try installing a Floyd Rose on it. My guitar tech jokingly told me my axe is made of balsa wood-- it's so lightweight and comfortable to play. But it does have a delicate vibe, and I'm careful not to abuse it......Overall, it's a nice axe, and I'm very happy with it.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Explorer GT

        By Mike S.

        from Minnesota

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        Overall the Guitar works and performs great. The Explorer features quality parts and delivers exellent performance. I also purchased the SKB-Exp style case. The Explorer Gt is a 3/4 size Explorer so its a bit small. Easy fix is to take your strap, coil it up and wedge it between the lower portion of the guitar and the case. Stay nice and tight after that. Also put a set of Ernie Ball strings and Strap-Locks on. Stock Strap-buttons were fine but I like to move around alot and couldn't risk an accident. All in all, a fanstastic axe for the price and something you wont regret.
        This Explorer has excellent features for the price. The 650R and 700T pickup combo deliver a quality sound unlike other models in this price range. The Killswitch in the tone pot is an innovative and fun feature although I don't really use it all that much. Tuners work fine and stay in tune. The neck is smooth and sleek, plays real fast. I loved the parallelogram pearl inlays. Gives the guitar a quality look and feel. Also liked the Flying V style head-stock with the 3+3 tuners.
        Quality is good for the price. Hardware is durable, looks and performs great. Humbuckers give rich sound and tuners keep guitar in tune. The bolt-on neck stays put and is very solid. Frets are clean and cause no fret-buzzing. Guitar was set-up real nice and low right out of the box. The only complaint I have is the pots and knobs have came loose and couple of times but that's an easy fix. Guitar also gets knicked up around the points but not much you can do about that.
        Given the price of $200, you can't go wrong buying one of these. No problems playing and sounds great compared to guitars even double its price. Humbuckers wont need changing. Wish it would have had a set-neck but it honestly doesn't matter because it works just fine. The wiring is done well and guitar wont let you down.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quality Guitar at a Intro Price

        By Doug Stuart

        from Brookfield, Ct.

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        If you are a pro touring and playing all the time then you won't
        agree with my review , but if you are just starting or even playing
        in a garage band on weekends you will really like this axe!!!
        Not a lot of features , but at this price it's not expected
        One feature included is a kill switch , but I can't figure out why
        that would be useful. Also the upper strap button faces straight up
        and will cause the strap to fall off ( strap locks will solve this problem).
        Even being there cheaper model , Epiphone still put their quality and time
        into it!, it was setup perfect right out of the box , the neck has a great feel
        and frets are well dressed ( no sharp ends ).
        The tuners could be better ( jaking up the price ) but are still better than
        most guitars in this price range and will work good enough.
        Epiphone quality at a generic price , enough said !!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great guitar for the money.

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        Honestly I gig with this and enjoy it, no problems to speak of yet after switching out the tuners for some grovers.
        Killswitch in the tone pot is great, very unique. I wish there were separate volume/tone knobs for each pickup, but it's not a huge issue (for me at least)
        Tuners are hit or miss, but that's not an expensive fix, the bolt on neck is solid (which could have been the biggest problem with this guitar), the electronics are well made/wired, and the finish is quite nice to look at in person. Pickups are a little harsh, but really, that's the sound my genre loves, so no complaints there.
        Best guitar for this price that I've ever played, obviously you're not looking at a high end axe here, but I've paid close to five time the price and gotten worse guitars then this.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Ryan Clark

        from Central Pa.

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        I have to say.....this is one of the best guitars I have purchased. It was in tune, intonation was set, etc... I played it at a gig the same day I got it and ended up using it all night. I actually bought this as a second guitar and now I think that I will make it my primary guitar. BUY THIS GUITAR!!!! you won't be sorry.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        For the money you can't beat this quality and playability. The neck is smooth & fits nicely in your hand. The sound is great right out of the box. It's smaller & lighter than the Gibson Explorer & has a nice feel to the rounded edges. I have a collection of around 35 guitars from low to high end & this Epiphone rates highly for a beginner to a moderate player. Very nice!

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        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        explorer-gt electric guitar!

        By gage higgins

        from a house

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer-GT Electric Guitar:

        overall its a great guitar and you must buy it!
        this guitar is for begginers and for advanced players. it has a small body, but its worth it. when i got it the last 5 frets didn't work, dont be mad or anything. take the sticker of the pickups. then they will play. and be aware that its a new guitar. so you have to break in the frets. so keep playing the guitar and the frets will sound great.. from the pack. the guitar had strings that didn't go to it. so you got to change those. lastly. this guitar had a very fast neck for soloing.

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