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Gibson Limited Edition 2014 Explorer 120 Electric Guitar (with Case), Ebony

The ultra-modern Gibson Explorer gets the limited-edition treatment with BurstBucker Pro pickups and a "120th Anniversary" 12th fret inlay. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
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
BurstBucker Pro pickups Alnico 5 magnets for smooth, even vintage tone

Product Description

Gibson has always been about blending innovation and tradition, so there's no better addition to the 120th Anniversary celebrations than this creative re-think of the radical Explorer. Combining time-tested tonewoods, versatile pickups, and the full measure of Gibson USA craftsmanship with one of the most revolutionary guitar designs ever to hit the scene, the Explorer 120 delivers shows topping looks, superb playability, and versatile tones to take you center stage in a surprisingly wide variety of musical styles.

The Explorer 120 begins with a Grade-A mahogany body cut to the angular profile of this trend-setting axe. The glued-in Grade-A neck is carved to the fast, slim profile that so many rockers love, with a bound one-piece Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with frets over binding and dot inlays. The traditional "droopy" six-a-side headstock has a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo, and there's a commemorative "120th Anniversary" banner at the 12th fret. Vintage tones with contemporary performance come from Burstbucker Pro Rhythm and Lead pickups, made in the image of the original PAF humbuckers with mismatched coils for characteristic bite and depth. A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece partner with Mini Grover tuners for solid sustain and efficient tune ups. The Explorer 120 is finished with hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer and comes protected in an elegant brown hardshell case.

Body Language

Ahead of its time in the late '50s, the Explorer remains a radical statement even today.

Pickup Line

Burstbucker Pro Rhythm and Lead pickups offer vintage PAF-style tones with modern performance.

Banner Year

Commemorative "120th Anniversary" banner at the 12th fret shows you're in on the celebrations.

On Your Guard

Traditional 4-ply white Explorer pickguard.

Neck And Fretboard

Grade-A mahogany neck, Grade-A rosewood fingerboard, fret over binding for added playing surface.

Heads Above

Classic "droopy" six-a-side headstock with quality Mini Grover(TM) tuners.

Features:

- Mahogany Body
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Chrome Hardware
- Gibson Burstbucker Pro Pickups
- Hardshell Case Included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body Type: Explorer
- Body Species: Mahogany
- Neck profile: EXP .800-.850
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 22 fret
- Fingerboard Binding: White
- Inlay: Acrylic Dot w/120th
- Bridge: Chrome Tune-o-Matic
- Tuners: Chrome Grover tuners
- Pickups: Burstbucker Pro with chrome covers
- Pickguard: 4 ply White pickguard
- Knobs: Black top hats with silver insert
- Case: Vintage Brown Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Heritage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
zZounds Expert Review
This 120th anniversary model of the classic explorer guitar stands out with additions like a banner inlay on the 12th fret and neck binding. Aside from the cosmetic aspects, this Explorer uses BurstBucker Pro pickups, delivering the type of sound you'd expect from a Les Paul in a classic Explorer body.

- Dan, zZounds Guitar Expert

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Overall: I know this is a lot for an Explorer but it truly is worth every penny. This is not the "normal" slim 60s neck (my LPs and SG). It's a bit slimmer feeling and very fast. It is the bound neck which to me always feels better, could all be in head. The workmanship is fantastic. It's a stunning cherry red and a gorgeous slab. It's flawless and has the "new guitar smell!" It is very well balanced physically and literally screams when overdriven and cleans up VERY nice actually! I've gigged twice with it now and it's truly a pleasure to play. My main axe is a MusicMan JPBFR which is awesome, versatile and a completely different beast but of the 16 guitars that I own and 6 of them being Gibsons, this one is really exceptional. It also must be noted that it came out of the box nearly perfect for play. Usually Gibs need some adjustments. The only change that I made was lowering the bridge a bit and the E and G needed a very slight intonation adjustment. Neck is perfect! Also, the volume taper is very usable (I did not expect this) and allows for some quick sonic adjustments without going all wooly on you The 120 is not hype, it's one of the finest guitars I've ever owned!
Style of Music: I play a large assortment of rock styles but studied Jazz. I'm a rocker at heart.
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