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Gibson X-plorer New Century Electric Guitar
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The Gibson X-plorer New Century is a fresh take on the metal favorite. The full-body mirror top is complemented by an equally flashy matching mirror ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Hard metal style meets stage-stealing glam in one killer axe.
The Gibson X-plorer New Century is a fresh take on the metal favorite. The full-body mirror top is complemented by an equally flashy matching mirror truss rod cover and mirror dot fretboard inlays. Underneath the glam and glitz, it's pure Gibson muscle, though. Constructed with a traditional mahogany body and neck, fast '60s slim-tapered neck profile, rosewood fingerboard, and 496R and 500T ceramic humbuckers for blazing, punchy tone. Chrome hardware.
- Full-body mirror top
- Mirror trussrod cover
- Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck
- '60s slim-tapered neck profile
- Rosewood fretboard
- Mirror dot fingerboard inlays
- 24-3/4" scale
- 22 frets
- 1-11/16" nut
- Mirror dot fretboard inlays
- Chrome hardware
- Stopbar tailpiece
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- Black knobs with chrome inserts
- Mini Grover tuners
- 496R ceramic magnet neck humbucker
- 500T ceramic magnet bridge humbucker
- Two volume and one tone knob
- 3-way switch pickup selector switch
- Gibson Brite Wires strings (.010-.046)
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I honestly do not know why this guitar has such a low rating...it has a low end that kicks and highs that scream and it looks beautiful, I feel it was judged falsely. Anyone thinking of buying this guitar, do it, you won't regret it.
I was looking for a radical guitar, and I sure found one. This full boddy mirror impresed everyone that set eyes on it. The only disappointment I had was the fact that the mirror is glass, not chrome, which makes it extremely vunurable to smudges and scratches. Other than that, I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I just got this thing home and it is beautiful. I really like the mirror top which is absolutely flawless, and the ebony finish on the rest of it is equally flawless. The action is great but mine had a little fret buzz, but a slight bridge adjustment and it was fine. The 60's style neck is fast and perfect. In mine I modded out the pickups for a '57 classic in the neck and a Tony Iommi custom in the bridge. This happens to be the best pickup configuration I've ever heard, but at an extra $200 its a little pricy. But before I switched out the pickups i played on it in the shop and the 496t and 500t sounded great on distortion. When i plugged them in clean they gave that slight Gibson growl i love. So although i like my configuration, its a great guitar right out of the box. If you want an explorer thats a little different from the rest, this thing has all the same specs and a cool new look.
Although the design seems semi-bizarre from the pictures, in person I found this to be a very classy guitar, looked and felt really nice. Then I plugged it in, and hell, it sounds like it should. Mean tone when you need it and it plays pretty darn easy . . . I'd buy it if I had money, so check it out!