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  • Regular price $2,699.00

A Modern Update of the 1958 Explorer

Add a dash of spice to your guitar collection with the Gibson Explorer solidbody electric guitar. This classic guitar is made from mahogany for the body and neck, with a 1-piece rosewood fretboard and a fixed bridge for rock-solid tuning stability. Once you get your hands on this guitar's comfortable slim neck with rosewood fingerboard, you won't be able to put this classic-styled, rock-ready axe down. A pair of 496T and 496R pickups delivers the classic tones you need for your next gig. Get ready to rock with the Gibson Explorer!

Gibson Explorer Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A genuine Explorer, through and through
  • Two smoking-hot ceramic humbuckers for hot tones
  • Plek'd for precision playability
A genuine Explorer, through and through

Gibson built the Explorer with a solid mahogany body and a very comfortable set mahogany neck (topped with rosewood), so you know you're in for rich tones, great sustain, and outstanding midrange character. The Explorer has been embraced by hard rockers the world over for decades; its set-neck construction and fast-playing neck combine to give you an unbeatable sonic weapon onstage or in the studio. From the tonewoods to the rock-solid set-neck to the top-shelf hardware, this axe was made to rock.

Two smoking-hot ceramic humbuckers for hot tones

Historically, Gibson has long been associated with the dark, punchy tone of the humbucking pickup with its fat low end and crunchy, complex midrange. The Explorer carries on that tradition with two scorching-hot humbuckers with ceramic magnets (a 496R in the neck position and a 496T in the bridge position). The Explorer comes standard with coverless pickups, but some Sweetwater guitarists even prefer them removed for a louder output and more top end.

Plek'd for precision playability

This Gibson Explorer 2017 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Gibson Explorer Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Comfortable, lightweight mahogany body lets you rock all night
  • Slim, lightweight, and smoothly contoured mahogany body won't tax your back
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays looks cool and is easy on your fingers
  • SlimTaper mahogany neck feels great and provides ultra-fast action
  • Gibson 496T and 496R humbuckers give you access to a universe of tone
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish enhances this guitar's looks, feel, and tone
  • Gibson USA's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service
Expand your collection past the norm with the Gibson Explorer!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Explorer
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Select Mahogany
Body Finish High Gloss Nitro Lacquer
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim taper
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material Tektoid
Bridge/Tailpiece Aluminum tune-o-matic with steel thumbwheels
Tuners Mini Grover kidney
Neck Pickup 496R Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 496T Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings 9-46
Case Included Hardshell case