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Gibson 2016 Explorer T Electric Guitar   

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Ready to strap on something special? Gibson puts time-honored features back into the 2016 Explorer T with a checklist of what fans love. Traditional ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ready to strap on something special? Gibson puts time-honored features back into the 2016 Explorer T with a checklist of what fans love. Traditional highlights include a perfectly balanced mahogany body and set mahogany neck, all finished in a gorgeous high-gloss nitro finish.

The neck features Gibson' popular SlimTaper profile with the classic neck width that players love so much.The addition of a Graph Tech nut and thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard add a feeling of comfort that you™ll sense immediately upon fretting just a few notes and chords.Electronics include a 496 Rhythm and a 500 Treble humbucker with powerful ceramic magnets for everything from scorching leads to crunching rhythm tones.

This year' Explorer T is equipped with mini-Grover locking tuners that are easy to adjust and keep in tune. It comes complete with a great-fitting Gibson gig bag. Explore your more adventurous side with this eye-catching guitar.

Key features
Rock-solid performance with a traditional appearance
Explore the classic neck width behind the Explorer's acclaimed playability
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for exceptional tuning stability - even with heavy string bending
Rule the stage - powerful ceramic magnets generate scorching leads and crunching rhythm tones
The Slim Taper profile is built for speed and fast fret fingerings
Traditional tone, solid playing feel, and thickness for enhanced sustain
Not only great tone, but excellent balance whether sitting or standing
This handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for immediate action
A straightforward look for a true rock and roll guitar
The hand-sprayed, nitrocellulose lacquer helps your guitar look, feel, and sound its best

  • Tuners: Mini-Grover Locking tuners
  • Neck width: Original 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Pickups: Powerful 496R and 500T humbuckers
  • Neck profile: Explorer slim taper neck profile
  • Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Body: Solid mahogany body
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Inlays: Traditional dot inlays
  • Finish: High-gloss nitro finish

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The guitar is made to be played straight from the box

By Iangodspeed

from East UK.

About Me Experienced


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


  • None not yet. I keep mine in its well padded cas

Best Uses

  • It impresses everyone
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2016 Explorer T Electric Guitar:

So glad Ibought this one .Best buy ever and I have bought over 50 guitars so far in my lifetime. Some good and some real awful quality instruments. Go for the BEST I DID.Thank-you Gibson .You have got a winner with these,And that's a fact idm..

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