Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar - Antique Natural

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  • Classic Gibson Explorer guitar with exotic body shape and 'banana' headstock
  • Solid Mahogany body with warm tone and punchy growl
  • Mahogany Slim Taper neck gives excellent sustain
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets marked by Acrylic Dots in beautifully playable
  • Burstbucker 2 and 3 humbucking pickups with high output for rock, blues and metal
  • Aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge works with Aluminium Stopbar for unmatched intonation
  • Grover Mini Rotomatics tuning machines offer unrivalled tuning stability


The Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar in Antique Natural was originally introduced alongside the Flying V as the new wave of modern Gibson models designed to give traditional guitar design a complete revamp. Wielded by a variety of guitar legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd's Allen Collins, The Edge and James Hetfield, the Explorer matches unusual looks with huge tone and will turn heads wherever you go.

Offset Solid Mahogany

The Gibson Explorer exotic shape body is crafted from solid Mahogany, just like the original models issued during the late 50s. The result is a warmth of tone with defined low end, clear-cut mids and a smooth high end. The punchy growl of Mahogany has been favoured by rock and metal players for a long time, however, the Explorer has been utilized by a wide variety of players and is more than just a hard rock and metal guitar.

Slim Taper Playability

A Mahogany neck combines with the body tonewood to make a guitar that has tonnes of sustain to really let those riffs ring out. Married to the neck is a Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets marked by Acrylic Dots to give you a smooth and effortlessly comfortable playing surface. The body design of the Flying V inherently gives excellent upper fret access, perfect for fast lead licks and big blues string bends. The 'banana' or 'hockey-stick' headstock was hugely influential in a host of guitar brands that followed and features on the Gibson Explorer in its original form, further enhancing the look of the guitar.

Brilliant Burstbuckers

The Gibson Explorer has a pair of specially calibrated Burstbucker pickups with Alnico II magnets to give you all those classic rock, blues and metal tones utilised by legendary players the world over. With the characteristic Burstbucker bite you get clarity and depth of tone whether you're riffing or tremolo picking. In the neck position, you have the Burstbucker 2, with a medium output that makes for a versatile array of styles and a variety of tones. In the bridge position, there is a Burstbucker 3, a hot, high output pickup that gives a soaring lead and rhythm sound.

Hard-wearing Hardware

An Aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge works in conjunction with the Grover Mini Rotomatics tuning machines to ensure rock solid intonation and unrivalled tuning stability. An Aluminium Stop Bar holds the strings in place and Black Speed Knobs match the period correct finish, giving modern playability and reliability alongside a classic aesthetic.

The Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar in Antique Natural gives you all of the classic looks of one of Gibson's most iconic guitars with a raft of modern appointments for the reliability and playability you'd expect of a much more modern guitar.

ModelExplorer, Antique Natural
Body MaterialMahogany
FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ProfileSlim Taper
Scale Length24.75-inch
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard Radius12-Inch
Number of Frets22
FretsMedium Jumbo
Nut MaterialGraph Tech
Nut Width1.695-inch
End of Board Width2.26-inch
InlaysAcrylic Dots
Neck PickupBurstbucker 2
Bridge PickupBurstbucker 3
Controls2 Volumes, 1 Tone & Toggle Switch
Hardware FinishChrome
Tuning MachinesGrover Mini Rotomatics
BridgeAluminium Nashville Tone-O-Matic
TailpieceAluminium Stopbar
PickguardWhite 3-ply
Control KnobsBlack Speed Knobs
Switch TipBlack
Jack Plate CoverChrome
AccessoriesHardshell Case, Gibson Accessory Kit

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