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Gibson USA turns the guitar world upside down again by introducing the limited edition Reverse Explorer.
The Reverse Explorer's one-piece mahogany body is now inverted so that the small horn is on the upper bass-side bout extending upward, while the larger horn is now positioned on the lower treble-side bout, pointing downward. Highlighting the unique body outline is a carbon fiber pickguard shaped like a lightning bolt, extending the entire length of the body. The neck is a hybrid between Gibson's standard '50s rounded contour and its '60s slim-taper profile, topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with carbon fiber inlays at the fifth and 12th fret.
The Reverse Explorer also sports the rare, art deco-style Gibson logo ” found among old drawings belonging to Gibson President Ted McCarty. The headstock is a McCarty era-inspired shape, equipped with Steinberger Gearless Tuners for unparalleled tuning accuracy. In the neck position is Gibson's '57 Classic with a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge. The pole pieces for both pickups are concealed by pickup covers that are copper-plated and powder-coated, designed just for the Reverse Explorer. The rest of the guitar's hardware is gold-plated. The Reverse Explorer from Gibson USA comes only in an Antique Walnut finish, and comes housed in a custom Guitar of the Month case. Like all Guitars of the Month, production is limited to just 1,000 guitars.
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Neck Joint: Set-in
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Shape: Explorer rounded
- Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
- Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic Plus
- Pickup Neck: '57 Classic
- Controls: 2 Vol, 1 Tone, 3 way pickup selector
- Tuners: Steinberger Gearless
- Hardware color: Gold
- Pickup selector: 3-way
- Finish: Antique Walnut, Lacquer
- Ted McCarty-designed headstock and logo
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
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