Gibson Explorer | 1996
"96 Gibson Explorer in excellent condition; all original. Also including its original brown hard case with pink plush lining. We invite you to come by Sun-Sounds Music Shop to have a go at this beauty. Nicely finished in black, offset angular body, twenty-two fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, two humbucking pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, chrome bridge, chrome tailpiece, and white pickguard.
The Gibson Explorer is a type of electric guitar that made its debut in 1958. The Explorer offered a radical, "futuristic" body design, much like its siblings: the Flying V, which was released the same year, and the Moderne, which was designed in 1957 but not released until 1982. The Explorer was the final development of a prototype design that, years later, Gibson marketed under the name Futura.
The Explorer's initial run was unsuccessful, and the model was discontinued in 1963. In 1976, Gibson began reissuing the Explorer after other guitar companies had success selling similar designs. The Explorer became especially popular among the hard rock and heavy metalmusicians of the 1970s and 1980s.
- Finish: Original black
- Body Material: Mahogany Body
- Body Details: Three piece mahogany body.
- Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck Profile: Medium C-Shape
- Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with a rosewood board, center dot inlays, and truss adjustment at the headstock.
- Electronics: Two humbucker pickups with a 3-way pickup selector toggle switch, volume controls per pickup and a master tone control.
- Hardware: Original
- Case: Brown Gibson Hardshell Case
- Case Details: Brown tolex rectangular hardshell with pink plush interior.
- Cosmetic Condition: This guitar shows little play wear throughout. Few and minor scuffs can be seen in various areas under the direct light.