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Electric Guitar • 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 • 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.
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