The 2019 Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar is bad to the bone – just one look and the first impression of this instrument reveals a commanding presence! One listen will make it abundantly clear - Gibson has created a new Explorer that’s equal parts tradition and modern performance. The throwback Antique Natural body finish. The Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners. The iconic ‘hockey-stick’ style headstock. Add in the sound of fiery Gibson Burstbucker pickups and you’ll be absolutely ready to rock!
Everything about the Gibson Explorer can be traced back to 1957 and 1958. Inspired by new manufacturing trends, automobile designs, architecture, and modernist art, the minds at Gibson created an electric guitar unlike any other! You could say that the Explorer was a bit ahead of its time, but we’re glad that it was. All it took was a little bit of extra time before the guitar found its way into the hands of the next generation of rebellious rockers and shredders on the scene during the 1970s and 80s.
And the Explorer hasn’t looked back even for a moment, the 2019 Gibson Explorer is the latest exciting chapter!
Gibson 2019 Explorer Electric Guitar Features
- 2019 USA Explorer, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Mahogany body and Slim Taper neck
- Acrylic Dot Inlay on a Rosewood Fingerboard
- Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
- Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with Gibson Humbuckers – Burstbucker 2 neck pickup and Burstbucker 3 bridge pickup
- Controls - 2 Volume knobs, 1 Tone knob, Toggle Switch
- Eye-catching finish – Antique Natural
Even today, the 2019 Gibson Explorer’s body build takes preparation, precision, and proper execution in order to get the final product just right. Gibson luthiers have answered the call by carefully sculpting the body and neck out of solid mahogany for extreme sustain. Both the Slim Taper neck and the carefully balanced body are all about speed and stability – the 2019 Explorer is a well-balanced guitar that handles the rigors of any playing situation. With this instrument, you’ll also enjoy a number of key Gibson appointments, including the black speed knobs and Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners. The hardware has been chosen to ensure a reliable performance each and every time you pull it out to play – the Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and Aluminum stopbar tailpiece anchor the instrument, and the chrome plating really looks cool!
The 2019 Gibson Explorer is outfitted with two infamous pickups from Gibson’s long line of creations - the Burstbucker 2 neck pickup and Burstbucker 3 bridge pickup. These Burstbuckers take you back to the era of 1950s guitar with an authentic recreation of the original PAF pickups from the earliest Gibson electrics. Tons of research has gone into building the Burstbuckers for today’s guitarist - after all, you need to be incredibly thorough when you’re analyzing the details of some of the most famous vintage pickups on the planet! A Burstbucker 2 stands comfortably in the middle range when it comes to output level and drive, while the Burstbucker 3 is an overwound high-output beast, ready to amp up the sound! Switch up the combinations between the neck and bridge pickups and you’ll be treated to a dominant collection of powerful humbucking tones! This gives the Gibson 2019 Explorer a platform that’s 100% ready to tackle the harder stuff, if need be – from your scorching technical passages and leads to driving rhythms and wild soundscapes, this guitar won’t shy away from anything and is ready for whatever you’re going to throw at it!
The Gibson 2019 Explorer Electric Guitar includes a hardshell case.