Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Ghosthorse Explorer (with Case)

Add a touch of brutality to your sound and style with the Ghosthorse. This 24-fret signature model includes a Floyd Rose and Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany back and neck Warm, focused and present midrange
Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo Licensed design based on original; great stability
Contoured heel Rounded heel for easy access to high frets
Designed by metal legend Brendon Small and featuring a modified Explorer body with a deep cutaway, custom Galaktikon Burst gloss-finished top and matte ebony back, sides, and neck, Floyd Rose bridge and tremolo system, and powered by Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups. The fast-playing SlimTaper neck features a contoured heel joint for outstanding upper fret access, bound ebony fretboard with 24 jumbo frets, Grover Mini Rotomatic 18:1 tuners, and a Galaktikon spaceship medallion on the back of the headstock. Includes EpiLite case.

Check out this video from Epiphone on the Ghosthorse Explorer:
Finish: Galaktikon Burst
Body Shape: Designer
Material: Mahogany
Top: Flame Maple veneer
Binding: Single ply white
Neck: Mahogany
Profile: SlimTaper
Nut width: 1.75" / 44.45mm
Fingerboard: Ebony; white binding
Scale length: 24.724" / 628mm
Number of frets: 24
Nut: Floyd Rose Locking Nut R5
Inlay: Dot; Spaceship at 12th fret
Bridge: Floyd Rose FRT-1000
Knobs: Knurled Metal
Tuners: Grover Mini Rotomatic 18:1
Plating: Nickel
Neck pickup: Gibson USA BurstBucker 1
Bridge pickup: Gibson USA BurstBucker 2
Controls: 2 Volume with coil splitting push/pull
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EDBSE GKBNF3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(3 ratings)
Submitted May 24, 2021 by Dustin S
"This thing is special"
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I own several guitars, and have owned others, Deans, Gibson, Ibanez, another Epiphone; And this is now my all time favorite neck! 24 fret slim Gibson profile, and the graphite neck is not just any matte finish, it’s a non stick surface that hardly retains finger prints! And after a slight truss Ross adjustment and set up it’s the straightest flattest neck I have, wonderfully low action. I’ve always admired Small’s signature guitars but never pulled the trigger until now, glad I did. I was ready to swap out the bustbuckers, but they do have most excellent crunch, no plans to change out anytime soon! Only things keeping this from 5 stars. 1. The case arrived damaged, the strap that holds the neck in place busted loose, as it was held in place by 4 straight pins!! I was about to exchange but couldn’t imagine a replacement arriving any differently. Epiphone seemed to think it was fine... Wish they’d charge $50 more and made it a hard case. The rest is personal preference. 1, Not a fan of the body mounted tremolo, I’m about to have that routed out actually. 2. Shoulder strap button is not ideal. Explorers hang much better with a back strap button. Also fixing that. Otherwise this is one hell of a gorgeous guitar, I’ve played instruments that cost twice as much not half as great as this thing. Actually glad it’s limited mwahaha!
Musical Background:
Intermediate player, largely self taught
Musical Style:
Metal, blues, rock
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