Summary: After a decade of rapid revisions and tiers of the Explorer, Gibson went back to its roots in 1990, pulling the new Explorer's design from the original 1976 re-release. This design would remain in production under various names until the mid-2010s. This Explorer was built in 2012, has an ebony finish, two hot Gibson humbuckers, and the Grover tuning keys provide great tuning stability.

Body: Mahogany with an Ebony finish.

Neck: Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, 1.694” nut width, 22 medium jumbo frets, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Two dual ceramic humbuckers (496R & 500T), Grover tuning keys, white pickguard, tunomatic bridge/stop bar tailpiece, 2x volume/1 tone control/3-way pickup selector.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in great shape. There is a small chip in the finish (See Photos Please) on the edge of the body near the volume control. There is a small indentation in the finish on the back of the neck near the 3rd fret. It has light surface scratches throughout. The frets are in great shape.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 8.375 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.

Listed3 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • Explorer
  • 2012
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Color Family
  • Black
Model Family
  • Gibson Explorer
Body Shape
  • X-Style
Number of Frets
  • 22

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