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Gibson Explorer 120 Electric Guitar   

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Combining time-tested tonewoods, versatile pickups, and the full measure of Gibson USA craftsmanship with one of the most revolutionary guitar design...Read More

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Celebrating 120 years of tonewoods, pickups and design.

Combining time-tested tonewoods, versatile pickups, and the full measure of Gibson USA craftsmanship with one of the most revolutionary guitar designs ever to hit the scene, the Explorer 120 delivers show-stopping looks, superb playability, and versatile tones to take you center stage in a surprisingly wide variety of musical styles.

The Explorer 120 begins with a Grade-A mahogany body cut to the angular profile of this trend-setting axe. The glued-in Grade-A neck is carved to the fast, slim profile that so many rockers love, with a bound one-piece Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with frets over binding and dot inlays.

The traditional œangled six-a-side headstock has a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo, and theres a commemorative œ120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Vintage tones with contemporary performance come from Burstbucker Pro Rhythm and Lead pickups, made in the image of the original PAF humbuckers with mismatched coils for characteristic bite and depth.

A chrome tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece partner with Mini Grover tuners for solid sustain and efficient tune ups. The Explorer 120 comes in ebony, finished with hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer and protected in an elegant brown hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Z
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany Grade A
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: .800 / .850
  • Neck wood: Mahogany Grade A
  • 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: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: BurstBucker Pro
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: BurstBucker Pro
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 500K non-linear
  • 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: Grover mini kidney
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited edition
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States

Explore new sonic horizons with this anniversary model. Order today.

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GibsonExplorer 120 Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

The Explorer all time classic

By Gordo

from San Antonio

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Pros

  • Binding On Neck
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Case Is Big Heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Gibson Explorer 120 Electric Guitar:

This guitar offers great looks and playability right out of the box. I may adjust the action slightly but that's because I do this to all my guitars. We'll see about that. My friend has the Thunderhorse Epiphone, the front strap button is on the side-top of the guitar and it nose dives. I have no problem with the balance my button is on the back of the neck. This is very important to me. You probably wont play jazz or country with this axe but you can a lot of fun playing ROCK. I think its great.

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