Epiphone 1984 Explorer AW
- Colour / Finish: Alpine White
- 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: Korina (trop. Mahogany)
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Dot inlays
- Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker)
- Neck Pickup: EMG 85
- Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
- Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle
- Controls: 2x volume, 1x tone
- Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic
- Hardware: Black
- Country of Origin: Made in Indonesia
- NO pickguard like 1984
- Limited Edition
Epiphone 1984 Explorer AW · Electric Guitar
In their 1958 price list, the Flying-V and Explorer models were still referred to as "modernistic guitars“ which was how Gibson tried to prove that they were also able to step away from their traditional guitar design and build instruments that are truly revolutionary. Today they are undeniable classics and Epiphone offer them as replicas built true to the original.
Back when it was first launched in 1958, the Explorer started off rather disappointingly. Just as with the Flying-V, this was of course not due to its sound or playability but rather down to its extraordinary design. However, these original models from 1958 are highly precious, sought after collectables worth tens of thousands of dollars these days. Epiphone offer replicas of the 1958 Korina Explorer in both ebony and korina natural.
Features a glance:
- Colour: White
- Body: Korina
- Neck: Set neck, Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood, 22 frets
- Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
- Hardware: Black
- Bridge: Fixed bridge
- Switches/Controls: 2 volume controls, 1 tone control, 3-way toggle switch for pickup selection
Epiphone have been in the business for 125 years now. Epaminondas Stathopoulos is the founder and namesake of Epiphone. He has already obtained his first patent when he was only 24 years old. The history of Epiphone has also been shaped greatly by the brilliant guitarist Les Paul experimenting in the Epiphone factory to design the first solid body electric guitar in 1941. Today Epiphone stand for both innovative guitar design and for excellent yet affordable replicas of true guitar classics.
Epiphone Designer Series the so-called Modernistic Guitars. Futuristic Guitar shapes that were first presented towards the end of the fifties. The series comprised of Flying V, Explorer and Firebird models.
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Musik-produktivEldar Karat on 21.01.2017
Thanks for an Easy purchase and I am happy about the price and stock status.