If you're not familiar with the history of the Gibson Explorer, you'll probably be surprised to know that the guitar actually dates back to 1958. In fact, its "futuristic" body shape was so odd for its time that its initial run was discontinued in the early '60s. Thankfully, Gibson reissued Explorer guitars in 1976, and they quickly became a favorite among hard rock musicians. In this section, you'll find an impressive variety of Explorer guitars from both Gibson and Epiphone. Whether you're searching for a signature model from a famous player, a white '84 replica or even a limited run Goth '58 model, the Explorer guitar for you can be found in this section.
One of the great things about Explorer guitars is that you don't have to be a rich rock star to own one. Take for example the Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar. A top-rated item, this beast has dual Alnico Classic humbuckers, a killswitch/tone pot, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and a stopbar tailpiece. While this Explorer comes at a great price for beginners and intermediates, even a stage veteran will be impressed by how amazing it looks, feels and sounds.
Of course, there are plenty of Explorer guitars here for the discerning professional as well. In fact, the Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorer Electric Guitar is made to the exact specifications of the singer and guitarist of Halestorm. From its Alpine White finish to its gold appointments and '57 Classic and Classic Plus pickups, this axe belongs in the hands of anyone who is a fan of Halestorm's modern hard rock goddess.
When you think about it, it's no wonder why the Explorer is preferred by shredders. Not only is its neck super-smooth for playing lightning-fast riffs, but its sharp-edged body design perfectly complements its high-gain tone. No doubt, Explorer guitars will continue to reign supreme in the world of hard rock and metal just so long as headbangers want an axe that matches their extreme style.