Gibson Explorer Gothic

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description Flat-black gothic finish, black chrome hardware, ebony fretboard, and a moon-and-star inlay at the 12th fret. Exposed coil humbucking pickups, and a 1959 rounded Les Paul neck profile
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Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 1/21/2001, Orrin Mccray (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
I wanted an explorer since i started playing the guitar. and i looked at a hammer explorer. i would replace this guitar if it was stolen.i would recommend replacing the pickups with some emgs, and installing some strap locks. i like the guitar because of its stage presence. its dark, mean, and ugly. its definiltly road worthy. and i would say that it was built for the road. i f you need a bad a** stage guitar you need this one!
Model Year: 1998
Price: $899.00 (new)
Where Obtained: king music
Features:
When i bought the guitar, i was looking for a guitar that has a set neck and no tremelo. i was amazed at the looks of the guitar. the material is not a solid piece of mohagany, rather it is layers of mohagany. this gives the guitar less weight. the frets are extra jumbo, which gives all notes on the fretboard acurate pitch. i like how it has a two pickup configuration. two hummbuckers with two separate volume knobs and one tone knob.
Playability:
The playability is awesome. the action i like to play is low. not too low to sacrifice sustain, but low enough to not strain my fingers. the neck is a 59 les paul rounded neck, kind of bulky, but very fast. i have found no flaws, and really enjoy how easy it is to maintance the guitar.
Sound Quality:
I usually use a solid state crate amp, with a boss eq, chorus, and noise supressor. it is great for those low power chords, and any metal type of music. i wouldn't recommend it for blues or jazz. the sustain isn't like i had expected, but very warm and clear. there may be a flaw in electonics, cause when i rub my hand across the pick gaurd it make a static noise.
Durability:
This is a well built guitar. i play very aggressive and i tend to leave my guitar just laying against my amp and it had its falls and spills. the inonation is sill good and the neck is stong as hell. i would recommend using strap locks on this guitar, and maybe get it the stap locks rebalanced. as i let the guitar just hang it tends to lean forward and neck down.
On 4/8/2000, David Lowery (9) posted:
Overall Rating:
An extremely good guitar for a rythym guitarist, though it lacks a tremolo bar and has a double fixed bridge, it does allow you a great action that lets you pull off quick solos without much pain or fret squelch.
Price: $2874.98 (new)
Where Obtained: You can obtain this at any honorable guitar shop.
Features:
A good guitar but it lacks the tremolo feature that the best leads have.
Playability:
A great action on this guitar, it allows for quick fretting without much pain.
Sound Quality:
This guitar has put out the best sound quality that I have ever heard.
Durability:
I don't really know much about durability, as I only played it about a half an hour before I had to give it back to my friend though it is the best guitar I believe I've ever played.