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Gibson Custom Mahogany Explorer Electric Guitar
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The unmistakable Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar was acclaimed for being ahead of its time when Gibson first unveiled it in 1958. This all-mahogany C...Click To Read More About This Product
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With a style loved by hard rock fans, this all mahogany guitar has tons of midrange punch.
The unmistakable Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar was acclaimed for being ahead of its time when Gibson first unveiled it in 1958. This all-mahogany Custom Shop Explorer Edition has all the thick midrange tones that are heard on countless rock classics. The Gibson Explorer has a radical, futuristic style that has appealed to generations of guitarists, particularly those who favor hard rock and heavy metal styles. Loaded with Classic '57 humbucker pickups with Alnico II magnets, the Mahogany Explorer is a guitar that gives you the tones that defined the music from the late '50s to the present. Other features include vintage Kluson tulip style tuners, dot inlays, nickel hardware, and a vintage-style ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece.
Body Style: Explorer
Neck: 1-piece mahogany set-in
Neck profile: Rounded
Scale length: 24.75"
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1-11/16"
Inlays: Pearloid dot inlays
Plating finish: Gold
Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminum stopbar
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
Tuners: Vintage tulip tuners
Pickups: Two '57 Classic Humbucking
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way selector
Strings: Vintage Reissue .010
Includes: Certificate Of Authenticity
Case: Custom Shop
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I played it for about 3 min. before I couldn't stand it anymore. It was very high quality and it sounded great, but it felt dead. It felt like a chunk of wood with strings, not a guitar. I don't know if that made any sense, but I put it back very dissapointed. Definetly play it before you buy it.
this guitar defiantly has a funky shape and a wonderful sound. its pricy but its worth it if you know your instrument. i picked this guitar up in New York NY at a small music store. bought it right then and there. plug it in to any Vox, add some delay a little distortion and you have an awesome guitar. i kept the pups that came with it. no need to swap em. this may look like its only for heavy metal but its not. in fact it doesn't really sound good with a ton of distortion. a little or more is fine for me and any other hard core U2 fan. if you have the money, can play more than halfway descent, and play what i play and maybe some blues. this guitar is just right. treat it with the respect it deserves.cheers.