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Overview

After its short but noteworthy premier in 1958, the Gibson Explorer went out of production until the mid-'70s. Gibson changed the Explorer design in 1981 to include uncovered "Dirty Fingers" humbuckers, a maple neck with Ebony fingerboard, and chrome-plated hardware. The Explorer remained in production in various formats since, though again went on hiatus at the end of 2014. 

Body Style: Angled solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual uncovered "Dirty Fingers" humbuckers, two volume and one tone control, tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece

Finish Specification: Ebony was a standard or custom color for the Explorer.  

Notable Players: The Edge, Billy Gibbons, James Hetfield 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • X-Plorer
Finish
  • Cherry
  • Ebony
  • Natural
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • White
  • Worn Brown
Year
  • 2002 - 2008
Made In
  • United States

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