Gibson introduced the Explorer in 1958, but it wasn’t exactly an unqualified success and was discontinued in 1959. Over time, guitarists came to appreciate its radical lines and the fact that it just sounds great and plays well.
|Serial Number||Varies as new, this one is 103900679|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Standard Gibson 24.75″ scale length. Pearl Gibson inlay and dot markers.|
|Frets||22 medium frets, and the deep cutaway allows full access to all of them.|
|Body||Mahogany body in the classic Explorer shape.|
|Finish||Gloss black lacquer.|
|Hardware/electronics||Two humbucking pickups without covers, pickup selector, two volumes and one tone. Tune-a-matic bridge and stop tailpiece, Grover tuners in Chrome.|
|Playability/Action||The Explorer is suprisingly comfortable to play, standing or seated. The geometry will allow any desired action setup.|
|Case||Hard case included.|
|Comments||This is a particularly nice guitar. It’s quite comfortable and really rings.|
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