Gibson Explorer 2016 CH

Gibson Explorer 2016 CH

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  • Colour / Finish: Cherry
  • Technology: Solid Body
  • Body Shape: Heavy
  • Strings: 6 string
  • Neck construction: Set in neck
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm)
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple/Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dot inlays
  • Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker)
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson 496R
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson 500T
  • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle
  • Controls: 2x volume, 1x tone
  • Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Including: Gigbag
  • Country of Origin: Made in USA
Item number: 10081462
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Gibson Explorer 2016 CH · Electric Guitar

In the late 50s Gibson was looking for new, futuristic designs as the decreasing sales of the more well-behaved and homespun appearances of the Les Paul compared to the trendy Fender Stratocaster were a problem. The result is the so-called Gibson "Space Age Guitars", radical, futuristic guitar designs like the Explorer and the Flying V. At its launch this guitar was a total flop and soon disappeared from the market. Only the emerging hard rock and heavy metal boom in the late '70s helped these guitars to late fame. The Explorer 2016 CH continues this tradition, the large mahogany body combined with powerful ceramic pickups delivers the ultimate rock guitar.

Gibson Explorer 2016
In 1958 the Explorer appeared , its hallmarks were a futuristic shaped body (offset hourglass) and a completely new headstock. This absolutely revolutionary model did not initially have the desired success and after its introduction only 19 guitars were sold and in the following year in 1959 only eight. The new edition years later took some time until progressive rock bands overcame their inhibitions towards the Explorer. the Explorer's popularity received what it deserved. The current series is based on the '76er Explorer and is equipped with 496R and 500T ceramic pickups, which underline the exemplary character of the instrument.

Electric Guitar · Gibson Explorer 2016 CH

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