The Epiphone Explorer from the ‘Inspired by Gibson Collection’ recreates the ultra-rare classic from 1958. Featuring a Mahogany body in a gloss Ebony finish, Epiphone ProBucker humbuckers with CTS electronics, and Grover tuners.
Epiphone Explorer Electric Guitar Features
- Solid Mahogany ‘Explorer’ body
- Slim-Taper Neck
- ProBucker humbucking pickups modeled after classic ‘50s Gibson PAF pickups for a vintage sound
- ProBucker-2 in the neck position, ProBucker-3 in the bridge position
- LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
With its solid, angular mahogany body, the slim-taper neck, and the distinct headstock, the Epiphone Explorer truly cements itself as a guitar most worthy of the most demanding music. It is equipped with a pair of ProBucker pickups for that vintage ‘50s sound, transporting you back to the days when original Gibson PAF (Patent Applied For) humbuckers ruled the day.
With a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a ProBucker-3 in the bridge position, a wide variety of bold, grungy, and driven tones are at your disposal. This guitar can change character as well – the Epiphone Explorer can also bring the clean, shimmery, and round tones to your sonic color palette.
The engineers at Epiphone really put in tons of work researching and experimenting with these pickups, so they could achieve an accurate vintage tone worthy of the originals. The fine details - like the 18% nickel silver unit base and cover construction and slightly overwound configuration - have all been taken into account.
It has been over 60 years since its introduction and the Explorer design still rocks a futuristic, forward-thinking look that distinguishes itself from pretty much every guitar out there! This Epiphone Explorer is a beacon of consistency, looks great, plays great, and is an incredible value, checking all necessary boxes required for an instrument that’s ready to get down and dirty!