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Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar  

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The Ltd. Ed. "TV Silver" Explorer PRO is another vintage icon remade for the 21st century with a mahogany body and neck, and Explorer style six-on-a-...Read More

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Vintage vibe with a futuristic shine and push-pull coil-tapping.

The Ltd. Ed. "TV Silver" Explorer PRO is another vintage icon remade for the 21st century with a mahogany body and neck, and Explorer style six-on-a-side mini Grover machine heads with kidney-style buttons. The Ltd. Ed. "TV Silver" Explorer PRO's electronics feature Epiphone's non-rotating 1/4" output jack, black Top Hat knobs with silver numbers, and Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers with push-pull coil-tapping for infinite tone variations.

FEATURES
  • Ltd. Ed. "TV Silver" finish
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Mini Grover machine heads with kidney style buttons
  • Non-rotating 1/4" output jack
  • Black Top Hat knobs with silver numbers

You don't need a spin doctor to see the silver lining is right here. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar

  • Top Material: Mahogany
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer (Black/White) with "Explorer PRO" in White
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with "Pearloid" Dot Inlays
  • Headstock: Explorer 6-on-a-side with vintage "Epiphone" Logo in Pearloid
  • Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO Humbucker
  • Controls: Bridge Volume with Push/Pull Coil-Tapping, Neck Volume with Push/Pull Coil-Tapping, Master Tone, 3-Way Toggle
  • Binding: Body Top - 1-Layer, Fingerboard - 1-Layer
  • Knobs: Black Tophats with Silver Inserts
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22, Medium-Jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Mini Grover Kidney, 14:1 Ratio
  • Pickguard: Black, 1-Layer
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty 1/4"
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Change pickups, this is a beast

This guitar looks great in person. I love the feel of this neck, although the shape of the body requires that I wear a sweatband on my right wrist during long practices and gigs...Read complete review

This guitar looks great in person. I love the feel of this neck, although the shape of the body requires that I wear a sweatband on my right wrist during long practices and gigs for comfort.

This guitar has a rosewood fingerboard...the USA model does not, it has something like grandillo wood...the white body binding looked well done.

My explorer had action that was too high, and I did not like the sound of the pickups. I had my guitar tech install a pair of Seymour Duncan hot rodded humbuckers, and switch out the pentiomiters, selector switch, input jack, and jack plate. Action was also lowered.

After making these modifications, I now have an explorer of professional quality, still costing a few hundred less than the Gibson version.

After the pickup switch, electronic upgrades, and professional setup this guitar sounds as nice as my Gibson guitars, but I'm not as worried about bringing it to a sketchy bar for a long night of rocking out.

In conclusion, if you like the explorer body style, this is an instrument with a great core (nice wood, neck, frets, nut work), but is lacking in the electronics department. Out of the box this guitar may not be fit for a gigging professional, but if you put a little more into it you will have a truly awesome guitar that really turns some heads on stage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dissapointed

The first one I received had a crack where the neck meets the body. The paint under the clearcoat looked bad, very poor quality. It was a far cry from the picture M.F....Read complete review

The first one I received had a crack where the neck meets the body. The paint under the clearcoat looked bad, very poor quality. It was a far cry from the picture M.F. shows. It played nice, had a nice neck. Sent it back for another one. Couldn't believe it, 2nd guitar had the same problem. Very disappointed in M.F. for not looking these things over before they ship them out. Had to send the 2nd one back also. Not going to order a third.

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5.0

BANG FOR THE BUCK

By jeff ellias

from North Carolina

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Couldnt Find Any

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

always regretted selling my 76 gibson explorer, have played a few since then, and did not feel they were worth the name brand price.
saw this one, and thought what the heck for that price I cant go wrong.
also I was a little leery of the reveiws on workmanship and fit and finish. well, if you have purchased as many guitars as I have over the last 40 years, some have to be sent back, no matter who makes them, just a sad fact. out of the box this thing played excellent,could not find any finish issues or workmanship issues, slapped on some fresh 10s, and rocked out.glad I got this one. as always, MF supplied excellent service and a pleasure to deal with.

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5.0

Epiphone is presently producing some ver

By Crust

from Brockton, MA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

    cool metal guitar. I'm going to eventually install graphtech saddles as I have "popped" the "high E" string 3 times (in 2 days)...lol...I really dig this guitar, good balance and "play ability", and...well...just look at it...sound great too, good "output" with stock Epiphone pickups...controls work great, good "linearity" and all the "tone" is there...

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Where are any for us Southpaws?

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

    I have looked everywhere for a left handed one of these everywhere to no avail, really awesome looking guitar. Would love to more left handed versions of this one.

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    4.0

    silver lining

    By larsoguitarso

    from Windsor, Co.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Time Machine
      • World Domination

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

      This is my dream guitar, one day I will customize it with swan song logo inlays in the fretboard! the tone is good, the coil splitters don't give that much of a difference but add some versatility. the action is good and the weight is comfortable. the look is top notch, now one of my top Axes.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Epiphone quality a thing of the past?

      By Livealittle

      from Fort Wayne, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Styling

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Wall Hanging As Art

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar for it's design and styling. When I first received this guitar, the wood grain had some serious flaws in it. Musician's Friend was kind enough to let me exchange for another. The second came and there was a crack in the finish. I exchanged again. The third one has a rough spot in the finish on the top near the back. I'm going to just live with it as I've come to realize you can't expect a great deal from a guitar in this price range. It is terribly nice to look at, however, and plays okay. Knowing what I know now, I would buy again because I really like looking at it. I'd recommend to a friend only with these caveats.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      yolo

      By replicand

      from Hollywood, ca

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      Pros

      • Just Look At It

      Cons

      • Tone Not Versatile

      Best Uses

      • Destruction
      • Domination
      • Subjugation

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

      I have wanted this guitar for 30 years, and the day it arrived was prolly one of the best of my life.

      Others have spoken about the build quality - there is nothing wrong with mine, though I'm not a huge fan of binding. The neck is beefier than I like - considerably more than my Les Paul Studio. The tone is *not quite* as versatile as my LPS.

      The finish is a subtle "grey grain" on black, which is very 60s-ish. I actually prefer this finish to the Gibson options.

      It looks amazing on me - one of my friends described it as "very long", and it turns out that the upper butt extends farther than my right elbow, ha ha!

      This is guitar #10. I might get rid of the other nine.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Change pickups, this is a beast

      By ReverendDofCABQ

      from Franklin MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

        This guitar looks great in person. I love the feel of this neck, although the shape of the body requires that I wear a sweatband on my right wrist during long practices and gigs for comfort.

        This guitar has a rosewood fingerboard...the USA model does not, it has something like grandillo wood...the white body binding looked well done.

        My explorer had action that was too high, and I did not like the sound of the pickups. I had my guitar tech install a pair of Seymour Duncan hot rodded humbuckers, and switch out the pentiomiters, selector switch, input jack, and jack plate. Action was also lowered.

        After making these modifications, I now have an explorer of professional quality, still costing a few hundred less than the Gibson version.

        After the pickup switch, electronic upgrades, and professional setup this guitar sounds as nice as my Gibson guitars, but I'm not as worried about bringing it to a sketchy bar for a long night of rocking out.

        In conclusion, if you like the explorer body style, this is an instrument with a great core (nice wood, neck, frets, nut work), but is lacking in the electronics department. Out of the box this guitar may not be fit for a gigging professional, but if you put a little more into it you will have a truly awesome guitar that really turns some heads on stage.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        not bad, not good

        By bob

        from florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

          Very neck heavy guitar. Pick-ups are muddy and the volume/tone controls have almost no effect. If you want to back either off a little you have to back it off a lot to notice any change. Build quality for this price range is so-so at best.

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          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Dissapointed

          By Dissapointed

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

            The first one I received had a crack where the neck meets the body. The paint under the clearcoat looked bad, very poor quality. It was a far cry from the picture M.F. shows. It played nice, had a nice neck. Sent it back for another one. Couldn't believe it, 2nd guitar had the same problem. Very disappointed in M.F. for not looking these things over before they ship them out. Had to send the 2nd one back also. Not going to order a third.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Very Nice

            By Uncleknubs

            from Pacific NorthWest

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Awesome color
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

              This is a very cool color once you see it up close. I have a little trouble getting use to the shape as I'm use to resting my forearm on my Strat and have trouble feeling comfortable on this guitar so far, but this will be an acquired feel after awhile I'm sure. Overall for the price it was excellant, and if Epiphone sticks to no more than a thousand production run as they stated it will be a guitar others will want to have many years from now.

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