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Rating and Reviews: Gibson 2017 HP Explorer

Love Explorers for metal? Check out the 2017 HP Explorer's fast-playing Soloist neck, hot 496R/500T humbuckers and G FORCE system for instant down-tuning.

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"BRUTAL" submitted August 15, 2017

By Adam Wolf in Imperial, PA
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Musical Background: Guitarist for 14 years, drummer for 19.
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Overall: Alright, so this guitar is incredible. The sound, the feel, the look, it's absolutely fantastic. Buuuuuuut....be prepared to spend a little bit more money to remove the garbage GForce tuning system and replace it with tuners that aren't gimmicky and trash. I tried to give it a chance, but every time I used it, it would just detune my D string until there was no tension left. This is after re-calibrating it several times. Maybe I missed something, but the bottom line is, I can tune my own damn guitar. I don't need your junk, Gibson. It's not stopping me from highly recommending this guitar though, just, like I said, be ready to replace the tuners. Also, zZounds was great with shipping and the guitar was in great condition upon arrival, as always. Cheers!
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"I thought this guitar would be amazing and it exceeded my expectations!" submitted June 9, 2017

By jon prendergast in austin, TX
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Musical Background: Guitarist for 15 years
Music Style: Metal, Prog, Doom
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Overall: This is the second guitar (not the last!) guitar I got from zZounds.com and I couldn't be happier. The 2017 Explorer sounds so amazing! It's got that classic look but with all the upgrades including self tuning with G-Force which I had never used before and love. As usual Gibson, great dang job!
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