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Gibson Limited Edition Explorer Reissue Electric Guitar (with Case), Natural

Originally released in 1958, the Explorer's extreme shape was way ahead of its time. This reissue faithfully recreates the distinctive mojo of the original. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson Ltd Ed Explorer Natural

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Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
496R and 500T humbucking pickups Delivers traditional rockin' tone

Gibson Limited Edition Explorer Reissue

With its angular, asymmetrical body and pointed headstock, the legendary Gibson Explorer was light years ahead of its time when it was first introduced in 1958. In fact, the Explorer was such a radical departure that Gibson produced only about 100 of the famed instruments--many of which are now highly prized collectibles selling for upwards of half a million dollars. Today, the same far-out, futuristic Gibson Explorer--reintroduced in the mid-1970s--is one of the most coveted powerhouses of screaming rock and roll.

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- Body: Mahogany
- Weight Relief: none
- Neck: Mahogany
- Nut: Graphtech
- Neck Joint: 19th Fret
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24 3/4"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Binding: None
- Side Dots: White
- Width at Nut: 1.695"
- Width at E.O.B.: 2.26"
- Hardware: Gold
- Tuners: Mini Grovers
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Bridge: Gold TOM
- Tailpiece: Gold Stopbar
- Neck Pickup: 496R
- Bridge Pickup: 500T
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Natural
Shipping Weight: 29 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSXR16NAGH3
Blemished, Natural
Shipping Weight: 29 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSXR16NAGH3
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Gibson Limited Edition 1976 Explorer Reissue"
Sound: The guitar is a reissue of the 76 explorer but he sound is still relieved to today's music and sound.It is very versatile and can be played in numerous genres and musical settings. Ease of Use: Very simple features and easy to dial in a tone. When paired with your choice of amplification your sound options are endless of course. Quality: I would say this guitar will last a lifetime. I'm sure the gold on the hardware will fade because I put a lot of hours on the guitars I own. Reliability I would say you should never have a problem with this model if you keep it in the case when not in use and avoid extreme temperatures. Value: The price is a bit high in my opinion but it is a solid guitar. Should be priced around $1400. The Wow Factor: The shape of the explorer reminds me of the 70's 80's bands like The Scorpions,Metallica,Lynryd Skynrd and Cheap Trick.Also The Explorer was the first Gibson I ever played. I later went on to own numerous Les Pauls and a couple high end Flying V's. Overall: I just received mine a couple days ago.First of all it is a very beautiful guitar, you open the case and it just shines. The neck is very comfortable and the fretboard is solid not cheap looking like other rosewood necks I have seen in the past. You play legitimate blues,metal classic Rock and country on this guitar,it is very versatile and the pick ups are great. Im not a Profesional writer so excuse my writing but I am a long time guitar aficionado and I would recommend this guitar for any player from beginner to pro. You get a lot of guitar for your money and you get a very solid hard shell Gibson case as well. This is some great quality work from Gibson.
Style of Music: Trained in blues and rock music. Play thrash metal with some friends.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Outstanding feel and sustain"
Overall: I have many high end guitars. This 76 reissue explorer has the special explorer look that is worth a million. (looks like the original '58 that sold for 1.1 mil). I was able to lower the action to below 1 mm at the 12th fret without any buzz. The neck feels like it was made for me, and above all the sustain goes forever. Out plays my standard LP, USA Jacksons, and Fender. Real happy with it to say the least. Just get ready when you open the custom fit redlined case to see this lady. I paid $400 less for the blemished/open box. I do that here at zZounds to save money and have never found a blemish yet. Only downside is Gibson does not offer a warranty to blemished items.
Style of Music: 80's metal, and I play my own original stuff.
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