Welcome to another fine guitar from The Old Europe! Please make sure to read the entire description below carefully, and look at all the pictures.

General introduction and background:

Very rare Epiphone Explorer; this is the first Samick/Korea made model (1984-1994) with the small body, bolt-on neck and Floyd Rose licensed vibrato. Serial number indicates 1989, it already has the modern Epiphone logo at the end of the headstock.

As always, the instrument has been serviced completely and is ready to be played immediately.

Measurements, weight and other specs:

-Scale:  628 mm

-Nut: ca 42,5 mm

-Weight: 3,78 kg

-Pickups: two original zebra Epiphone humbuckers measuring at 8,18k (Bridge), 8,28k (Neck), controlled with master volume and tone, 3 way toggle.  

-Body: solid alder

-Neck: slim C shaped neck, maple with rosewood fingerboard. My guess is that this is a 12 inch radius, medium frets.

 

Condition:

-Body: some scratches, dings and dong, nothing major.

-Neck: neck is straight, frets are in good condition (9/10), there is no buzz. Trussord works

-Hardware: in good shape

-Electrics: everything works as it should

-Originality: all original except for 1 screw

 

Sound and Playability:

-Playability and string action: The playability is excellent, with a low string action, now set at 1,2 mm at the 12th fret.

-Sound: The pickups have a moderate ouput, ideal for any type of music. Please have a listen to the demo on youtube

 

Repairs, Service:

As always, the instrument has been serviced completely and is ready to be played immediately.

-Completely cleaned

-Frets polished and fretboard oiled

-New set of Pyramid 10 gauge nickel strings put on

-Ready to be played (just tune it up);

 

Auxiliary stuff:

-No case or gigbag included. The guitar will be wrapped well, and put into a sturdy cardboard box with lots of filler material. If you wish I can buy a fitting case at your costs.

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PACKAGING: All guitars are shipped out in a sturdy cardboard box with lots of filler material. Please note that for the protection of the environment, I am reusing used packaging material whenever I can.

SHIPPING: Please check the shipping quotes in this offer. I ship with insurance, worldwide. Usually I am able to ship the item on the same day or next day of received payment. Please allow 1-2 days from pick up for delivery in Germany, and 1-2 weeks within the EU. US, Canadian and over overseas buyers:  My shipping quotes are very competitive, I can only do that by using DHL Premium. Please anticipate a shipping time of up to 8 weeks depending on your location. Tracking is provided immediately when shipped out within the system. Please refrain from giving a review before you have received the guitar.

AFTER DELIVERY: After receiving the item, please inspect the package for obvious damages and make photos if there are any. After unpacking, check the item immediately for damages or other undocumented flaws. I accept a 14 days return and will pay for shipping if the item is in a different condition than described upon arrival. Please note that I will only take the item back entirely, but not grant any reduction of price and generally only accept returns if the item was unaltered after arrival.

CITES protection: all of the items I sell have been legally imported to the EU before January 1st 2017 and are registered with the authorities in Hamburg, Germany (if applicable).

DATA protection: German financial regulations demand that I keep your address on file in an invoice. The only information that I store is what this platform provides me. Please understand that I cannot delete that information from my files. You may ask what kind of info I have stored from you any time.

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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
Brand
Model
  • Explorer (Small Body)
Finish
  • Black
Categories
Year
  • 1984 - 1993
Made In
  • Korea, Republic of
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Model Family
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Color Family
  • Black
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Body Shape
  • X-Style
Number of Frets
  • 22

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Hamburg, Germany
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