Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry 

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Radical sharp design and excellent playing balance.

The body of the Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar is solid mahogany for a fat and punchy sound, while the 496R Hot Ceramic and 500T Super Ceramic humbuckers sizzle and snarl with aggressive authority. The Explorer's radical design not only looks sharp, but it also offers excellent playing balance. Other features include a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay, Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and Grover machine heads. Made in the USA. Includes Gibson hardshell case. ---

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GibsonExplorer Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 29 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do not miss the chance to get the best ever!

By Federico Murillo

from Fountain Hills, AZ

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

It is the best metal killing machine ever built by men kind! Trust me on this one!!! I am a guitar collector.....

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I want in a guitar.

By Matt-u1x9t

from Sunnyvale, Tx

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

I played one of these at my local Guitar Center. I was looking at most of the Gibson selection they had and out of all, the Explorer was the best sounding, feel, balance, and style. It will certainly be my next guitar purchase!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A wonderful instrument

By Zach Horton

from Streator, Illinois

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

I purchased my Explorer two years ago and it has been impressing me ever since. I have played with this guitar live on many occasions and it has never failed me. The bridge pickup delivers a cutting, heavy tone while the neck pickup gives a smooth rhythm tone. I play in an instrumental band and have a demanding task with the guitar parts, but the Explorer proves to be an exceptional guitar time and time again. I have played my Explorer exclusively for two years now and have no plans on changing this.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Guitar

By Michael Terry

from Chicago

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

This guitar is handy when I need good sustain and a wicked look for ripping blues solos. The humbuckers are great, they give off good sustain and a deep growl when distorted. The neck is very slick, and the tuning heads are quality. I did however, have an accident, the bridge did break on mine, so I put a bigsby on, and now it looks even better.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TONE THAT EXCEEDS THE IMAGINATION

By RODNEY-RLS_o

from INDIANPOLIS IN

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GUITAR THAT PRODUCES THE THICKEST, RICHEST TONE IMAGINABLE....YOUR QUEST FOR THE PERFECT TONE HAS ENDED. THIS GUITAR IS MAJESTIC. IT HAS THAT SUPERIOR GIBSON TONE THAT HAS LANDED ON UNLIMITED GOLD AND PLATINUM ROCK RECORDS. TRULY A STUNNING AXE...YOU WONT FIND BETTER TONE IF YOU PLAY HARD ROCK AND METAL. THE CLEAN IS ALSO AMAZING...BUT I FEEL MORE GEARED FOR ROCKIN OUT. AGAIN, DONT GET ME WRONG..CLEAN IS SUPERB...BUT THE GAIN, SUSTAIN, AND CRUNCH IS TRULY IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN. PERFECTION EXSISTS..THIS WOULD BE IT...

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(16 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't beat the Looks; Gibson service is Great

By Gary W.

from Massachusetts

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

I bought a Cherry Explorer '76 re-issue, which is absolutely spectacular in looks: the dark red finish is translucent - the handsome mahogany grain shows through - and there is no beating the killer Explorer shape - I have always loved it (I already own an Ebony Expl.) The ceramic pickups are excellent, action great out of the box, though Explorer necks tend to not feel too roomy. On the negative side, my black Explorer had some trouble with the toggle selector switch, and the new cherry Explorer also had a problem here right out of the box - the switch would simply NOT stay in the UP (neck pup) position. Had to call Gibson customer service. Great service - very personable - though the need for the fix cost me two week's down time (I used my Epi V as a spare, so can't complain). The Explorer's are truly cool instruments, and sound great.Gibson proved that it stands behind its products and reputation.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone that has to be heard...to be BELEIVED !!!!!!!!

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

First, I hope to be of help to that OBSESSIVE tone seeker that just cant seem to make up his mind. Although sound is similar to beauty - in that " it lies in the eyes or ears of the beholder", there are things in life so beautiful and so PERFECT that they trancesend judgement. What I am trying to say is : If you play the guitar and still have good hearing - your tone search ENDS here. If you play light rock, hard rock, metal, or blues..THIS IS IT ! Enough said.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

Perfect for any style. This is a professional instrument, so treat it care. Plays like a dream!!!!!! 5 stars great job Gibson!

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(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what can I say

By justin ward

from starke, Fl

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

First of all, its a Gibson. Second of all it is light and third of all it plays better than both of my Les Pauls. It was hard to get used to the shape but once you do you will feel so comfortable playing it. The pickups are amazing(kinda like the emg-81's) perfect for the harder, more distorted music but the clean sounds good too with the right cosmetics. I recommend this guitar for a tube head or amp because its more clear and not as muffled, but it still sounds good for solid state heads and amps too.....

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(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sexy good looks, intoxicating scream

By The_Fonz

from Fresno, CA

Comments about Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar:

I simply cant put it down. A classic case of Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde: clean is warm and clear, but feed it some gain and LOOK OUT... its absolutely DEADLY. I got the classic white explorer and its perfect, the black case is great... the perfect package. I have a Gibson V w/ EMGs and an SG supreme, and the explorer is just as crazy as those monsters. Just buy one, you'll thank me later.

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