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Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar  

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Overview
  • Striking silverburst gloss finish
  • Classic Explorer profile
  • Mahogany body
Description & Specs
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    $999.00
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From the mind of Dethklok.

The Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Electric Guitar is the guitar of choice for any fan of Dethklok. It features a striking silverburst finish over a classic explorer body of mahogany. Its set mahogany neck has a 1960s slim taper, D profile neck shape for ultrafast soloing. Dual burstbucker pickups are wired to a single Master volume and dual Tone controls with Push/Pull pots for the wide variety of tones that Skwisgaar Skwigelf of Dethklok requires. This is a serious instrument and a tip of the hat to an award-winning band.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Striking silverburst gloss finish
  • Classic Explorer profile
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany set neck
  • 1960's Slimtaper, D profile neck shape
  • 1-ply black trusrod cover with Thunderhorse in silver silkprint
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Phenolic fingerboard with pearloid Dot inlays
  • Gibson USA BurstBucker 1 neck pickup
  • Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 bridge pickup
  • 2-way toggle switch
  • Volume, Tone push-pull pots

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (11)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (6)
    • Rock concerts (5)
    • Small venues (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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    5.0

    Great guitar for a great price!

    By uglyfish42

    from Stafford, VA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigging
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

      As a fan of Metalocalypse, I had wanted to buy one of the first run of Gibson Thunderhorse Explorers. Long story short, I didn't have the money at the time so I got the Epiphone. Although made in China, the build quality is excellent. The pickups are able to produce any tone I want, making this a very versatile guitar. Out of the box, the action was higher than I prefer, so I lowered it and reset the intonation. The gig bag that comes with the guitar seems pretty nice. Good padding and well shaped to make the Explorer body seem smaller than it is. Tone and sustain are remarkable. The large mahogany body and smooth mahogany neck generate nice warm tones that are easily brightened by use of the bridge pickup. The push/pull coil tapping allows for even more tonal options. I would recommend this guitar for any style of music and any experience level.

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      5.0

      Epiphone thunderhorse

      By Krankem 666

      from St. George UT

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anything
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is awesome. Exact same specs as the Gibson version at a fraction of the price with the added bonus of coil splitting, and a custom gigbag. The silverburst looks way better in person compaired to the pictures online. The neck is a little on the thicker side, but you can still move up and down really quick. I went to Las Vegas to see a friend and while I was down there I went to see if they had 1 of 6 guitars I am and was interested in. This being one of them. I tried it out and it felt like a perfect fit. I originally planned on buying it online after I got the chance to see if I liked it. I liked it so much I baught it that same day. Mainly because I didn't want to wait X amount of days for it to be shipped to my house and run the risk of it being damaged when I got it. Would highly recommend to anyone who plays metal or hard rock. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.

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      4.0

      Restock Good, Factory QC Needs Overhaul

      By Pigtool

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Far Cheaper Than Gibson
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Qc In China

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Smacking A Heckler

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

      This is a swell knock-off of the Explorer for a fraction of the cost, plus this one has the coil-splitter pots.

      The only drawback on this Chinese-made version is the quality control at the manufacturer. Two items right off the bat: The low E tuner was turned about 10-degrees ccw from where it should be. This does not alter ability to tune, but it isn't in line with the other 5 tuners. This could be corrected if the new screw hole doesn't cross-thread to original hole. Also, the paint had some minor dirt flecking under the clear coat. Simply running a cleaner paint booth and inspecting the planks before clearcoating would have corrected this.

      Overall: a good value, but not minty-mint like you'd expect from the factory. Probably the reason this was restocked. Someone who bought it at Retail realized it wasn't perfect for the money.

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      5.0

      Another winner from Epi

      By Dr. Gonzo

      from Austin, MN

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great build quality
      • Looks Cool
      • Solid Electronics
      • Tonal Versatility

      Cons

      • A Bit Neck Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Pretty Much Any

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

      Epiphone's ability to create excellent playing and sounding guitars at reasonable prices continues to amaze! Especially these limited edition, Custom Shop models. This one required absolutely NO tweaking of the setup, just changed strings to my particular brand and gauge. Even the intonation was dead-on perfect, something I rarely see even among the highest pruced guitars! The Gibson Burstbucker pickups really shine here, delivering a great tone at all gain levels. The coil split function (not available on the much more spendy Gibson version!) Pushes the versatility up a notch. My favorite for gigs is to run the neck pickup split and at about 8 for volume, with the bridge wide open in full humbucker mode. Then I use the middle toggle position for rhythm, bridge only for leads, and neck for cleaner/bluesier work. Playing SRV on an Explorer raises some eyebrows, but it works!
      Just a very high quality, extremely versatile guitar. Maybe not suited for your twanging country band or jazz quartet...but thats only due to its looks, it can do the tones. A tad neck heavy, but a good leather strap will keep it in place. Epiphone has come a long way lately, and is deserving of more respect than they get.

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      5.0

      Great guitar. You won't be disappointed.

      By Waffle

      from ND

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

      This is a tonal beast. It can handle anything you throw at it. The play and feel are top notch. And to top it off, it looks great.

      Do keep in mind that the neck is a little thicker.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      buy it

      By frank

      from minden la

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

        buy it buy it buy it unless you play like eddie van halen or randy rhoads but we have never heard of you the guitar is probably not good enough for you youll probably need a $5000.00 guitar but if your just a regular guy or girl buy it!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice guitar for the money!

        By S.Smith

        from Candor,NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

            First big purchase from Muscian's Friend - Great experience! Thanks so much.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Everything You Want

            By Bones

            from Iowa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

              This guitar has excellent tone. It's powerful, yet it's coil tapping makes it sing nearly as well as my Strat. Great guitar for anything.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My only regret: I want another!

              By Some Guy

              from Battle Creek, MI

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              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

                I've played a lot of cheap guitars and a handful of mid-range guitars, and this surpasses them all. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful details in the craftsmanship. Everything is pristine. The tuning gears, push-pull knobs, and toggle switch all work very smoothly.

                The Gibson USA pickups sound amazing, very crisp and clear, with strong sounds when clean, lightly overdriven, or heavily distorted.

                The fretboard is perfect; there is no fret buzz, sharp frets, etc. Also, the electronics are solid, with no issues.

                The neck is a little on the thicker-side, so take that into consideration, but I find it very comfortable.

                I got this for lower tuning, and it can really get a fairly-good Dethklok sound through my Line 6 amp. However, I love it so much, I like leaving it in standard E tuning as my main guitar. I'd love to get another one, and it's well-worth the money.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                You could play it slow, but why? :)

                By G-Mac

                from Columbus, GA

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • It's Freakin Cool

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz
                • It's Huge

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

                First the negative comments:
                1.) The Thunderhorse took a bit of adjusting to get the action just right, and even so, there are a couple of places where the notes just don't ring like they should. Mostly around the 14th – 16th fret on the B and high E.
                2.) This thing is a giant chunk of wood. I bang into everything with it, mic stands, amps, waitresses, vocalists, etc.
                The good parts:
                1.) The sounds you can get from this thing are vast, sundry and useful! The coil tapping makes this guitar more versatile than I expected it to be. The Burstbuckers sound great and both pickups are very clear and useable. The switching and coil tapping give you 8 pickup configurations to help widen your tone pallet.
                2.) The neck is comfortable and fast! This guitar feels so comfortable and the neck lends itself to accuracy and speed.
                3.) It is a cool looking guitar. I get more questions and "can I hold/touch/fondle/play it" than any of my others.

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