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Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Electric Guitar

Get classic looks and tone at an affordable price. This guitar features a Korina body that sounds great and creates a tight, grain pattern. (62) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Guitar

Hailed by many as the ultimate guitar tonewood, Korina (or Limba) has a tone similar to mahogany and a beautiful, tight grain pattern. This '58 Explorer adds beautiful Gold hardware to the radically classic body shape for a knockout guitar.

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Pickups: 2 humbuckers

Hardware: Gold

Scale: 24.75 in.

Nut Width: 1.68 in.

Neck: Set

Neck Material: Maple

Fretboard: Rosewood

Inlay: Dot

Body Material: Korina
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EXP2ANGH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Guitar - better than expected, well worth the price"
Overall: For the price, this is the 2nd best value in guitar I've come across, the other was a PRS SE (and not all of them are, I just happened to get a great one). All reviews of this Epi people dissed the pickups, so maybe I was expecting worse, but I like them. I have a Gibson Les Paul and love those pickups and these are voiced differently, so it is an interesting difference. They take dirt and other pedals well. The guitar looks beautiful and the Korina was finished nicely, and has a nice weight to it. The neck needed a little adjusting. The fretboard is ok, could be better, but for the price you can't expect perfection. Tuners are fine, stays in tune for me. Bridge is fine. When I got it I thought I'd invest in changing the electronics and possibly tuners, but so far I see no need to do that. If it were my main axe maybe, but if it were my main axe, then I would have spent all that extra money and gotten a Gibson.
Style of Music: rock, blues, prog rock, classic rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Never to old for an Explorer!"
Sound: I play the Explorer through a 25W Fender amp, you can go from clear as a bell tones to that ZZ Top growl. Very pleased overall with the sustain, rings forever. Feature: Two volume and one tone with a 3 way switch, can't get any easier. Ease of Use: Out of the box and all I had to do was tune it and plug it in. If you can't get the tones you want from this guitar you don't need to be playing. Quality: Mine is Natural Korina, color is not too vibrant (good thing). Frets all feel excellent and don't shred your fingers. Gold plated mechanics are nicely done, not overly flashy. Value: Beats my 72 Fender Tele Squire reissue. Best $500 I have spent. Manufacturer Support: Not had to use support The Wow Factor: I'm 50 and thought it would look out of place. Nothing further from the truth it fits and feels great. Weight is nice balance on the strap is comfortable. Overall: I don't plan on getting rid of the Explorer any time soon. Looked at a Dean Z-X which was very light but did not feel right. Peavey Rotor EX lines were a little to sharp and squared for my liking. I have played guitar on and off since I was 16 and now I'm 50. I am still just a beginner. If you are a parent and thinking of buying a guitar for your kid, don't buy a cheap guitar and don't buy one that's overly expensive. This guitar fits in a perfect niche for the beginner on up.
Style of Music: Rock, Country
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