What is your opinion of this product?
My rating is based on the current price and the guitar. At full price, I would rate this a 4 compared to a 5 due to the lack of features compared to the 2017 model.
I just got this delivered yesterday and spent a fair amount of time looking it over and playing it and I have to say that I absolutely love it. I have 3 other Gibson Explorers, 2 with Seymour Duncans, a 2016 LE with Dirty Fingers Plus as well as an Epiphone upgraded with Gibson 490s. The crunch on this is perfect. This is a rock guitar, make no mistakes about it. I have only played this through my Orange Tiny Terror so far (which makes most guitars sound great) but this was a cut above most of them.
The fit and finish was extremely good as well with a couple of minor scratches on the plastic covering the pick guard. I like the Cherry finish and it is glossy as all get out, screams quality. The neck is unbound but there are absolutely no jagged fret ends at all.
The guitar comes with a gig bag versus a case.