The Gibson Limited Edition Reverse Explorer Electric Guitar has flipped the guitar world upside down.
The Reverse Explorer's solid, one-piece mahogany body is as angular and asymmetrical as before, but it's now inverted so that the small horn is on the upper bass-side bout extending upward, while the larger horn is now positioned on the lower treble-side bout, pointing downward. Highlighting the Explorer's unique body outline is a carbon fiber pickguard shaped like a lightning bolt, and extending the entire length of the body.
The neck is the traditional Explorer neck - a hybrid between Gibson's standard '50s rounded contour and it's '60s slim-taper profile. It is topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with carbon fiber inlays at the fifth and 12th fret. The limited edition Reverse Explorer also sports the rare, art deco-style Gibson logo - found among old drawings belonging to Gibson president Ted McCarty. The headstock itself is a McCarty era-inspired shape, equipped with Steinberger gearless tuners with a 40:1 tuning ratio for unparalleled accuracy.
Gibson pickups really round out this masterpiece with excellent tone. In the neck position, Gibson's '57 classic pickup delivers warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing that classic Gibson PAF humbucker crunch, while the '57 classic plus is the perfect bridge-position companion to the '57 classic delivering a slightly higher output.
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Gibson is recognized as one of the most respected guitar builders in the world. AMS is proud to have a decades-long history with them and honored that Gibson has chosen us to bring their world-class instruments to you. Look for more new product announcements, special events and promotions in the coming months.
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