The 2017 Explorer HP combines raw power, scorching tones, and extreme sustain, into a pure and iconic rock design that's been classed up with super premium features. Still sonically aggressive and with tons of brute force, the Explorer 2017 HP adds a bit more of the modern comfort and subtlety to its arsenal, not diminishing one bit its fierce rock capabilities.
Its solid mahogany body and powerful pickups are met with unheard of quality of tone transmission and absolute control over the action. Add to that its even faster neck designed for guitar soloists and its super smooth polished frets and you have one of the meanest, best sounding, and easiest to play Gibson guitar ever made.
The guitar is delivered in a classic Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.
Body and Neck
Mahogany body. Mahogany neck with soloist neck width, Explorer slim-taper profile, and rosewood fingerboard with 22 polished frets. Dots Mother of Pearl inlays
Pickups and Electronics
496R and 500T humbuckers. 2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. Gold plated multi-contact jack
Chrome aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and locking steel studs. Chrome aluminum Stop Bar with locking steel studs. Chrome knurled UFO knobs. G FORCE auto-tuning system