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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
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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 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (10)
    • Practicing (9)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (5)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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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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            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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              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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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic axe; Great Quality!!

              By Donny Danger

              from Austin, TX y'all

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts

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

              I bought this guitar for my son for Xmas and am blown away by the overall quality! I've been playing guitar for almost 40 yrs so I know what I'm talking about. Paint, binding, fit & finish, etc. are all imacculate. Surprised to find USA pickups and real Grover tuners on an Asian guitar at this price point. Coil split functions and the gig bag are nice additional touches. Pretty decent setup right out of the box as well. Also, don't be scared away by the fingerboard material: it looks great and pretty much feels just like the ebony board that I had on my mid-70's Les Paul custom. Overall this thing competes head-on with the USA Gibsons that are marked at 2-3 times the price. There's a reason why these are continuosly on back-order. If you are a fan and/or want a solid, radical metal axe with a sick look, do not hesitate.

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