Gibson Explorer 2016 EB

Gibson Explorer 2016 EB

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  • Colour / Finish: Ebony
  • 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
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Gibson Explorer 2016 EB · Electric Guitar

At the end of the fifties, Gibson was looking for new, futuristic designs as the dropping sales of the rather brave and homely Les Paul were a problem compared to the trendy Fender Stratocaster. The so-called Gibson "Space Age Guitars", radical, futuristic guitar signatures such as the Explorer, Flying V and the modern, have emerged. At the time of their launch, this guitar was a total flop and soon disappeared from the market. It was only the coming hard rock and heavy metal boom in the late 70's that helped these guitars to late fame. The Gibson Explorer 2016 EB continues this tradition, the large mahogany body combined with powerful ceramic pickups delivers the ultimate rock sound.

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 EB

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