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Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag), Silverburst

Loaded with Gibson BurstBucker pickups with push/pull coil tapping, this Brendon Small axe lets you explore tones from Dethklok-esque metal to classic rock. (11) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones
1960s SlimTaper D neck profile Recreates iconic '60s neck profiles for great feel
Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners 14:1 gear ratio, precise tuning, elegant looks

Product Description

Epiphone presents the Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer, a one-of-a-kind signature guitar designed in collaboration with Brendon Small, the co-creator and musical imagination behind Dethklok, the virtual metal band featured in the hit animated show Metalocalypse. With the Thunderhorse Explorer electric guitar, Epiphone and Brendon have collaborated to create the ultimate 6-string weapon, loaded with exclusive features only found on this unique and versatile guitar.

Enter the Thunderhorse

The Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer electric guitar features a striking Silverburst gloss finish on a classic Explorer profile. Both the body and neck are mahogany. The 24.75-inch scale neck has a 1960's SlimTaper D profile, and is hand-set and glued-in for extreme resonance and sustain. The smooth and fast phenolic fingerboard can only be found on the Epiphone Thunderhorse -- it has a 12" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, a 1.68-inch nut, and pearloid dot inlays. The guitar has single ply cream binding on the body top and along the fingerboard. The classic Explorer truss rod cover on the Exporer headstock is black with "Thunderhorse" in silver silkprint.

BurstBuckers Go Metal

The Thunderhorse is powered by Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups. The neck features a Gibson USA BurstBucker-1 humbucker and the bridge position features a Gibson USA BurstBucker-2 humbucker that is slightly overwound to emulate the legendary hand-wound PAF humbuckers produced at the historic Gibson-Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late '50s. BurstBucker pickups are made with unpolished magnets and non-potted coils, just like the originals. This combination gives players subtle tone variations that make each Gibson USA BurstBucker humbucker - and your guitar - absolutely one-of-a-kind. And, you'll get even more power from the BurstBucker experience thanks to push/pull coil-tapping controls on the Neck Volume and Bridge Volume knobs, also an Epiphone exclusive.

Hardcore Electronics and Hardware

Epiphone and Brendon Small know that your axe is worthless (as in "not worthy") without high quality electronics. The Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer electric guitar includes Epiphone's non-rotating 1/4-inch output jack and an Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector with a black toggle cap. Neck and bridge volume controls feature 500K linear potentiometers and the Master Tone knob is a 500K non-linear with 0.02uF tone capacitor. Hardware is serious business at Epiphone, and the Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer electric guitar features a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece combo, and Grover Mini-Rotomatic machine heads with a 14:1 tuning ratio.

Brendon Small shows off his signature axe in this video from Epiphone:


Lifetime Warranty

The Thunderhorse comes with a premium-fitted custom gigbag with three Dethklok stickers that you'll only get from Epiphone. And of course, the Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer electric guitar also comes with the Epiphone/Gibson Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

Features:

- Striking Silverburst gloss finish on a classic Explorer body
- Mahogany body and neck
- Hand-set 24.75" scale neck with 1960s SlimTaper D neck profile
- Super-smooth, super-fast phenolic fretboard
- Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups with coil-tapping
- LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge
- Includes premium custom gig bag and Dethklok stickers

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- Body: mahogany
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1960s Slim Taper; D profile
- Neck Joint: glued in, set-neck
- Truss Rod: adjustable
- Truss Rod cover: 1-ply (Black); "Thunderhorse" in Silver silkprint
- Scale length: 24.75-inch
- Fingerboard Material: phenolic with pearloid Dot inlays
- Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Burstbucker 1
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Burstbucker 2
- Knobs: Black Speed knobs
- Controls: Epiphone 3 way pickup selector with push/pull coil tapping on neck and bridge volume controls. Master Tone Control.
- Binding: Body top - 1 ply (Cream) Headstock - none fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
- Fingerboard radius: 12"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic/Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Hardware: nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover Mini-Rotomatics; 14:1 ratio
- Output Jack: Epiphone heavy-duty 1/4inch Jack
- Finish: Silverburst (Gloss)
- Includes: premium fitted custom gigbag with three Dethklok stickers
- Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Silverburst
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 23 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (11 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Overall: This is a great guitar for the cost. Upon opening it I felt like a metal god. I researched this and the Gibson version and there is no difference, You could assume maybe Gibson is hand crafted in the USA. Maybe Epiphone is from somewhere else. I didn't ask questions I just bought one. It plays easy sounds great and stays in tune very well.
Style of Music: metal.... what else is there? .... well maybe blues
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Overall: I've wanted an explorer for about a year now, and when I went to a convention and saw the dethklok get up, they had one of these sitting in there, and I knew I had to have it. I've had it for a month now, came from zzounds, nevada warehouse, shipping was quick, about 2 days I think. I've owned a few epiphone guitars, some what still undecided if I should consider myself a fan or not because I've had mixed feelings about all of them, including this one. When I took the guitar out of the box, and bag, I noticed it had a crack in the binding along the fretboard, and that the fretboard was painted over with some smelly black paint. The tone knobs popped off right away when I was checking out the push pull coil taps, no biggy, easy fix, just a little annoyed about it. It plays really nice though. The grover tuners and gibson burst buckers are indeed legit, which is nice. Tone wise, I like it, It's heavy, it's angry, it's punchy and versatile with the coil taps. The cleans are nice, and running the gun gave me what I expected. The guitar stands out too, people always ask to look at it, which is why I wanted it, it's different from everything else out there. aside form the crack in the binding, I really like it, will I buy it again if mine gets stolen? yea, probably. For the price, I think i got what I paid for considering the epiphone quality. it's a nice guitar.
Style of Music: Punk, Classic Rock, Death Metal, Doom, Stoner Rock
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