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Gibson 2017 Explorer HP Electric Guitar
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The 2017 Explorer HP combines raw power, scorching tones, and extreme sustain, into a pure and iconic rock design with super premium features. Still ...Click To Read More About This Product
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The upgraded rock machine.
The 2017 Explorer HP combines raw power, scorching tones, and extreme sustain, into a pure and iconic rock design with super premium features. Still sonically aggressive and with tons of brute force, the Explorer 2017 HP adds a bit more of the modern comfort and subtlety to its arsenal, not diminishing one bit its fierce rock capabilities. Its solid mahogany body and powerful pickups are met with unheard of quality of tone transmission and absolute control over the action. Add to that its even faster neck designed for guitar soloists and its super smooth polished frets and you have one of the meanest, best sounding, and easiest to play Gibson guitar ever made. The guitar is delivered in a classic Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.
- Body shape: Explorer
- Body type: Solid Body
- Body material: Mahogany
- Top wood: Mahogany
- Body wood: Mahogany
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Neck shape: Slim Taper
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Joint: Set Neck
- Scale length: 24.75
- Truss rod: Single Action
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Fret size: Medium
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.745"
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: 496R
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: 500T
- Brand: Gibson
- Active or passive: Passive
- Series or parallel: Series
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ:
- Special electronics: None
- Control layout: 2 volumes, 1 tone
- Pickup switch: 1 aviation grade 3-way toggle switch
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: Aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and steel locking thumbwheels
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar with steel locking studs
- Tuning machines: G Force with improved gears
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: Electronics
- Case: Gibson Hardshell Case
- Accessories: Gibson USA Guitar Strap, Gibson USA Polish Cloth, Truss Rod Wrench, 2.5mm adjustment wrench, Gibson USA's owners manual
Make each performance a high performance. Order your 2017 Gibson HP today.
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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Comments about Gibson 2017 Explorer HP Electric Guitar:
My second Gibson--my first was a lower-end 2013 SG (60s Tribute model), which I love. But this Explorer is just in a whole other class. I don't know what Gibson did to these pickups, but it works. Amazing depth and clarity. Throw on just a little distortion and delay/reverb and it just lights up. So fun to play. The slightly wider neck (than the standard edition) takes a little getting used to, but I think I like it better. And Gibson nailed the neck width on this model--nice and thin, but not too thin. Pictures just don't capture how incredible this guitar looks. Only minor knock on it is that my pickup guard was split on one end upon taking it out of the box, but MF took care of me. They offered an exchange but I just couldn't bear to part with it, so I accepted an e-cert instead. Bottom line: This axe is amazing!! Get one (or two) if you can.
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