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Gibson USA Explorer Electric Guitar in Antique Natural

Gibson's Explorer is as striking and full of character as ever!




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    Product Description

    The Gibson Explorer was released alongside the Flying V in the late 1950s to mixed reaction. It rewrote the design rulebook for the electric guitar, but many saw it as too radical - fast forward to the 21st Century, and this incredible instrument still turns heads and divides opinion. Gibson's new Explorer features a number of design tweaks that strike the balance between old-school and precision.

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    Body & Neck

    The body is solid Mahogany, ensuring brilliant resonance and an articulate mid-range. Gibson have also opted for an Antique Natural finish, a tip of the hat to the gold-hued Korina bodies of the original Explorers.

    Mahogany makes another appearance for the neck, with a familiar 24.75" scale length and Slim Taper profile. This Explorer is an absolute breeze to play, retaining a classic vibe but accomodating for the needs of modern playing styles. One of the most notable design tweaks is a return to Rosewood for the fretboard. Gibson have explored the use of Granadillo, Pau Ferro and other Rosewood substitutes over the years - but nothing compares to the original!

    Pickups & Electronics

    Yet more familiar territory, you're looking at a Burstbucker double-bill for the Explorer. The BB2 in the neck position projects that famed warm, bottom-end-friendly tone that Gibsons are known for - brilliant for rich cleans and soaring leads. In the bridge position, the BB3 delivers a well-rounded snarl, brilliantly matched with cranked valve overdrive and bluesy fuzz tones.


    Next up, they've combined the aluminium stopbar with the Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge - this is the tried-and-tested Gibson solid-body formula. Understated in look but efficient and hardy in functionality. Aluminium also boasts surprising resonant qualities, so you get even more sustain to boot.

    Signature black speed knobs and a classic white pickguard with toggle switch add the perfect retro finishing touch to the Explorer's aesthetic. A true standout, the Explorer never fails to draw attention to itself - and rightly so!



    • Body Style: Explorer
    • Body: Mahogany
    • Binding: None
    • Finish: Antique Natural


    • Neck: Mahogany
    • Neck profile: Slim Taper
    • Nut width: 1.695”
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Scale length: 24.75”
    • Number of frets: 22, cryogenically treated
    • Nut: Tektoid
    • Inlay: Acrylic Dots
    • Binding: None


    • Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
    • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
    • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
    • Tuners: Grover Mini Rotomatics
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Pickguard: White 3-ply
    • Case: Hardshell


    • Neck pickup: BurstBucker 2
    • Bridge pickup: BurstBucker 3
    • Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 toggle switch
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    Customer Reviews


    3 reviews





    Trusted Customer8th Aug 2021

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer9th May 2020

    Fell hard for this guitar - still surprised by how much I love it

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr James Wilson18th Oct 2019

    Gibson are back on form - at last. They are putting the customer first and respecting their long heritage

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