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Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue Natural, 1998

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The Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue is a re-build of the Explorer version built between 1975 and 1982 with Mahogany replacing the ‘‘Korina’ or African Limba wood used on the original Explorers from 1958, 1959 and 1963.    

The Gibson Explorer is one of the most radical designs produced under the leadership of Ted McCarty, and when introduced was met with very little interest. It took decades for the guitar world to catch up to it, and it has become one of the most copied body and headstock shapes. It is deceptively well balanced and comfortable, and there’s no denying its visual appeal, positive or negative. It definitely makes a statement!

This Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue dates to October 8th, 1998 at the Gibson Nashville plant. Simple in construction, it features a Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard. A pair of humbuckers pass through a pickup selector, individual Volume controls, and a master Tone control. A set of small-body sealed Grover tuners are at the head, and a standard Tune-O-Matic ABR bridge and stop tailpiece are at the body. On this example, a set of Dunlop strap locks have been recessed into the body – they can stand out quite far when flush mounted – and the originals are in the case.

This guitar, like other Explorers, is very comfortable to hold and play, and has a crisp, full tone with plenty of resonance. It is in overall good condition with minor fret wear and a few small dings and scratches to the finish, to be expected of a guitar over 20 years old.

The original brown rectangular Gibson-branded hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $2,899.99 CAD
  • Model: Expliorer 76 Reissue
  • Year: 1998
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 92818763, dated to October 08, 1998 at Gibson Nashville
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 24/11/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.3lbs 3.318kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43.10mm 1.696in

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