Gibson Explorer E2 Electric Guitar

Gibson Explorer E2 Electric Guitar

Money icon

Own one like this?

Make room for new gear in minutes.
Sell Yours
Money icon

Own one like this?

Make room for new gear in minutes.
Sell Yours

Compare Listings

Product Details

Product Specs

  • Explorer II E2 with In-Line Knobs
  • Bahama Blue
  • Cherry Sparkle
  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Natural
  • Red
  • Silverburst
  • Tobacco Sunburst
  • White
  • 1979 - 1983
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • X-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Color Family
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Sunburst
  • Tan
  • White
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Model Family
  • Gibson Explorer
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Explorer II E2
Number of Frets
  • 22
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
  • Gibson Norlin Era


Only produced for four years, the Gibson Explorer II, also called the E2, was intended to serve as an update to the original Gibson Explorer. A few key differences that set the E2 apart included a five-piece maple or maple/walnut body that was contoured and sported beveled edges, as well as a few cosmetic appointments for differentiation. The E2 is sometimes confused for the The Explorer CMT, which has a bound body and curly maple top. In 1983, Gibson redesigned the Explorer again, shifting to a simpler design with repositioned control knobs, and optional optional kahler bridge.

Similar Products

Price Guide
A keyboard, a guitar, and a pedal

*Excludes Brand New, B Stock, Fair, Poor, and Non-functioning. Prices exclude shipping and tax/VAT/GST.

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.