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Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar Black 

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For musical journeys into the shadow world.

The Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Hardtail Electric Guitar is made for heavy riffs. Dual Alnico Classic humbuckers give it tonal depth and dark appointments enhance its sinister vibe: black chrome hardware, rosewood fretboard with side markers, and a black satin finish. Mahogany body and neck. XII inlay at the 12th fret. LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing,. The master tone control has an innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot that lets you create sonic strobe effects.

Dual Alnico Classic humbuckers 
Integrated killswitch/tone pot
Black chrome hardware
LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
Rosewood fretboard with side markers
XII inlay at the 12th fret
Mahogany body
22-fret set mahogany neck
Black satin finish
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EpiphoneGoth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


More than I expected


from albert,kansas

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


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Best Uses

  • Gigs
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

If you are looking for an explorer check this one out. It's everything that you'll need in the explorer line. Epiphone does a Great job on this instrument, looks,feel,sound and, playability it's all there. They must have spent some time on the neck because the frets and neck feel smooth as glass. I did some very minor adjustments as to lower the action and, tweak the truss rod very little. Intonation was perfect. I replaced the stock strap button on the top with a Dunlop strap lock mainly because when standing there is a fairly sharp bend in the strap not a straight pull like most guitars and, I thought it could possibly come off while playing at any rate it's cheap insurance for peace of mind. The all black finish and, hardware are very cool and, not having fret markers gives the neck a very clean look but, there are side markers so don't worry about knowing where you're going while jamming out. The XII on the 12th fret is very distinctive also. I tuned it up plugged it into my amp and, gave it a good workout, clean and overdrive sounds were right on, the mini Grover tuners never faltered and, stayed in tune perfectly. I highly recommend this instrument for anybody wanting an explorer model.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Brutal Metal


from New York

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

This is a brutal guitar to play brutal metal. Think Hetfield and the guys from Dethklok. But alas, no EMGs. I think it is one of the better made Epiphones. Clean, well-balanced and easy to play. The neck is wide, and looks cool without the face markers. Relatively light for the size. Again, everything is top-notch but why no EMGs?

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Good Overall Guitar



Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

Great for all kinds of music, exspecially METAL. if you want a good deep tone this is the guitar for you. Love the fretless neck with the 12th fret inlay. thus is truely a best buy for the price. also love the action

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Well metal


from Coventry, UK

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

With the exception of the name on the headstock, there is (in my opinion) no need to choose a Gibson over this. It's a very light guitar with a very heavy sound and it looks ace as well. The shape, the first thing that draws you to it, is as perfect as always and the matte paintjob gives it a lot of character. Add to that the 12th fret inlay and you've got a really nice looking guitar. For playability, this is one of the better guitars I've used. The neck is nice and thin and the scale is just perfect for me; you can move around so quickly on the fretboard. Also it didn't give me trouble when tuning it to B and the sound that comes out of it (dependant of course on amp settings) is fantastic. As far as I'm concerned, if you're a fan of the Explorer but can't afford the Gibson, look no further - the value for money is amazning.

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