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 players as varied as Lynyrd Skynyrd's Allen Collins, U2's The Edge and Metallica's James Hetfield, showcasing that it 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.
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.
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.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Explorer, Antique Natural Body Material Mahogany Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Slim Taper Scale Length 24.75-inch Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12-Inch Number of Frets 22 Frets Medium Jumbo Nut Material Graph Tech Nut Width 1.695-inch End of Board Width 2.26-inch Inlays Acrylic Dots Neck Pickup Burstbucker 2 Bridge Pickup Burstbucker 3 Controls 2 Volumes, 1 Tone & Toggle Switch Hardware Finish Chrome Tuning Machines Grover Mini Rotomatics Bridge Aluminium Nashville Tone-O-Matic Tailpiece Aluminium Stopbar Pickguard White 3-ply Control Knobs Black Speed Knobs Switch Tip Black Jack Plate Cover Chrome Accessories Hardshell Case, Gibson Accessory Kit
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