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Gibson Custom Mahogany Explorer Electric Guitar
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The Gibson Explorer's radical body shape debuted in 1958 and was almost 20 years ahead of its time. The original Explorer of 1958 was more radically ...Click To Read More About This Product
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An American-made icon of rock that dared to take the less traveled road.
The Gibson Explorer's radical body shape debuted in 1958 and was almost 20 years ahead of its time. The original Explorer of 1958 was more radically modernistic than its famous cousin, the Flying V. Not until the late 1970s did rock and roll's most daring guitarists embrace the Explorer, and that classic styling is captured on today's Explorer.
A solid mahogany body and stopbar bridge are the primary elements of tone and sustain for this awesome axe, which you can wield handily thanks to the Explorer's player-friendly setup. A 19th fret neck joint means you can shred all the way to the highest notes on a rosewood fretboard. A tune-o-matic bridge and mini Grover tuners keep your strings spot on in tune even when you're bending the night away. All this awesome sound is superbly telegraphed to your amp by two ceramic magnet humbuckers. Lewis and Clark would be jealous.
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: mahogany, rounded, joint at fret 19
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- Nut width: 1-11/16"
- Inlays: pearloid block
- Hardware: chrome
- Tailpiece: stopbar
- Bridge: tune-o-matic
- Knobs: black speed
- Tuners: mini Grovers
- Neck pickup: 496R ceramic magnet humbucker
- Bridge pickup: 500T ceramic magnet humbucker
- Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
- Strings: Brite Wires .009 - .046
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The pickups are terrible, the neck is slow, and the tuning knobs FELL OFF! It?s just not a good buy guys.
This thing cannot be compared to any other X models,and i played many. The playability is insane its actually EASIER to play then on a SG Standard. How insanly good is that?!?! Tone is Pure Rock, this is nothing you play jazz or anything like that. This is a guitar created for rock and nothing else!! Look i could go on forever..This takes any Custom Fender or other Gibson i played. When i get enought cash, and that will be soon im getting this.
This guitar is a real finger buster and is just plain amazing. It may cost a lot of money but it's worth it. Amazing pickups, great sound, and perfect for rockin' out!