The Gibson 2019 Explorer Electric Guitar in Antique Natural combines features from classic '50s and '70s models to create a beautiful guitar that still seems light-years ahead of its time. Having captivated rockers for decades, the 2019 model introduces the Explorer to the next generation of guitarists. Each model is supplied with a Gibson gigbag case to keep it safe from harm, whilst a Gibson accessory kit allows it to be kept in pristine condition.
Awesome Explorer body
The 2019 Explorer is carved the futuristic body shape that we've all come to know and love, the very same one adopted by rockers and metallers who want to stand out on stage. The edgy lines create an unabashed yet sophisticated visual aesthetic, whilst retaining a balanced feel to maximise playing comfort. The mahogany establishes a resounding energy with substantial sustain that makes it perfect for those who want to belt out energetic riffs. A protective coating of gloss nitrocellulose lacquer preserves the cool antique natural finish, which is complemented by a vintage-style 3-ply white pickguard.
Sturdy mahogany neck
Connected to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which is fitted using set-in construction for improved resonance and sustain. The 24.75-inch scale neck is carved to the slim taper profile to promote a lightning fast feel for the fretting hand. The TekToid nut stabilises each string to promote consistency, which allows you to play as enthusiastically as you like. Married to the neck is a heavenly rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 cryogenically-treated low frets with acrylic dot position inlays to guide your way. The 12-inch fingerboard radius encourages you to tear through licks and riffs with abandon.
The 2019 Explorer is home to a pair of PAF-inspired Burstbucker pickups with a 2 in the neck and 3 in the bridge. The tones produced by these beauties is the stuff of legend, thanks to Gibson's meticulous adherence to the original PAF design. The Burstbucker 2 is ideal for laying down blues licks and riffs with creamy warmth, whilst the Burstbucker 3 tips towards a significantly hotter output for more raucous tones. If you're the type of guitarist who likes their music loud but don't want to compromise on articulation or quality, then this pair has you covered. Control comes in the form of black speed knobs for attenuating volume for each pickup as well as a master tone control - plus a three-way pickup selector switch for rapid-fire adjustment.
The body is home to the hardworking aluminium Nashville tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, which anchor each string securely to guarantee a seamless connection that is designed to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock is equipped with Grover mini Rotomatic tuning machines with that work tirelessly to maintain tuning integrity with absolute precision.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2019 Explorer Electric Guitar Body Style Explorer Back Material Mahogany Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Slim Taper Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12-inches No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Acrylic Dots Tuning Machines Grover Mini Rotomatics Bridge Hard Tail Bridge/Tailpiece Aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic/Aluminium Stopbar Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Knobs Black Speed Knobs Pickups Neck: Burstbucker 2
Bridge: Burstbucker 3
Controls 2 Volumes, 1 Tones & Toggle Switch Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Included Accessories Gigbag
Gibson Accessory Kit
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