1984 Gibson Explorer PurpleBurst (Plum-Wine Burst)
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Gibson Explorer 1983 - 1988
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In 1983, Gibson switched from the E2 to what would become the dominant Explorer design of the '80s, showing up on the Explorer III, Designer Explorer, and the 425. The original Explorer design would still trickle out of the Gibson factory from time to time, but Gibson didn't officially return to that design until the Explorer '76 in 1990.

Product Specs

  • Explorer 83
  • Explorer 83 with Triangle Knob Layout
  • Explorer 83 with Vibrato
  • Camouflage
  • Ebony
  • Ferrari Red
  • Natural
  • Purple Burst
  • White
  • 1983 - 1989
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • X-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Color Family
  • Black
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Tan
  • White
Model Family
  • Gibson Explorer
Number of Frets
  • 22
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Product Family
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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