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Gibson 2016 Explorer HP Electric Guitar   

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The Explorer 2016 HP is the much-anticipated, modern incarnation of the original Explorer. It boasts a remarkable set of premium, high performance fe...Click To Read More About This Product

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A SlimTaper neck and a list of high performance features.

The Explorer 2016 HP is the much-anticipated, modern incarnation of the original Explorer. It boasts a remarkable set of premium, high performance features, overlaid on a solid mahogany body for a fat, punchy, well-defined sound.

A new and exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup, allows unprecedented access to the high notes – which, combined with the new soloist neck width, provides the fastest-playing Explorer you’ve ever experienced.

Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. A 496R Hot Ceramic pickup in the neck position and 500T Super Ceramic in the bridge sizzle and snarl with aggressive authority, while genuine mother of pearl inlays add to the guitar’s premium styling. Mother of inlays add to the Explorer’s premium status.

Key features for 2016
Tuners: Next generation Gibson G FORCE
Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
Bridge: Titanium saddles
Neck profile: SlimTaper profile
Neck width: Soloist neck width
Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
Pickups: 496R and 500T humbuckers
Jack: Gold plated multi contact jack
Neck heel: Fast-access heel
Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Other
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: H
  • Neck: 496R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 500T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Gibson G FORCE
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Truss rod wrench and polishing cloth
  • Country of origin: United States

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5.0

Very nice axe.

By Gitsum

from Washington State

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Explorer HP Electric Guitar:

    Very pretty cheery finish. Love to be able to see the wood grain. I have a matching SG too. Very pretty in bright light.

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