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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-...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers with push-pull coil-tapping

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

SPECIFICATIONS
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
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dissapointed

By Dissapointed

from Michigan

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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.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    yolo

    By replicand

    from Tokyo

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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.

    (5 of 5 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.

      (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.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      not bad, not good

      By Bob

      from Florida

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      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.

        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Where are any for us Southpaws?

        By Dave Jennings

        from South Carolina

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        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.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Gearhoarder

        from Troutdale Oregon

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

          Epiphone explorer tv silver it's a beast

           
          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.

           
          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...

             
            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.

               
              5.0

              Very Nice

              By Uncleknubs

              from Pacific N.W.

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              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.

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Explorer !!!!!!!

                By Hopsy

                from Pennsylvania

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Explorer Pro Electric Guitar:

                  Nice guitar for less than half the price of a Gibson Explorer.......

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