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Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar
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      Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar (517235)
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For musical journeys into the shadow world.

The Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Hardtail Electric Guitar is made for heavy riffs. Dual Alnico Classic humbuckers give it tonal depth and dark appointments enhance its sinister vibe: black chrome hardware, rosewood fretboard with side markers, and a black satin finish. Mahogany body and neck. XII inlay at the 12th fret. LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing,. The master tone control has an innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot that lets you create sonic strobe effects.

Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar Features:

  • Dual Alnico Classic humbuckers
    Integrated killswitch/tone pot
    Black chrome hardware
    LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
    Rosewood fretboard with side markers
    XII inlay at the 12th fret
    Mahogany body
    22-fret set mahogany neck
    Black satin finish




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  • SWEET AXE!

    As reviewed by neemz on 1/19/2011

    ok ive had this guitar guitar for about 8 months now, and its great! Beautiful flat black finish, grover tuners, very smooth neck, and with the set neck, its actually really good for reaching the higher frets. The guitar is very light, personally i don't prefer light guitars, but i know alot of you guys out there do. The guitar was set up nice, but every one has their own preferences, I set my action higher. There was some problems with buzzing, but this was greatly decreased over time, and some adjustments. Ok so the standard pick ups on here arent too bad, they arent very tight sounding for metal, and higher gain settings, and buzz a crap load. There is a killswitch that is installed which was a cool feature as well. My guitar did not have very good wiring thus leaving to some pick up problems. Anyway, as most people do with this guitar, I switched to Emg pick ups 85x and 60x(which i also highly recommend). After that the guitar sounded incredible, and also became much more versatile in terms of tone. Flash forward 8 months after purchase, the guitar is broken in, minimal fret buzz, pick ups sound better, and stays in tune ok, but not perfect. This guitar is a steal for the price, you will not regret buying this, just keep in mind about the extra money that will go towards the pick ups, as you may want to change them.

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  • Great, but...

    As reviewed by spencer on 12/22/2008

    This guitar is great. There is no reason to pass this one up for a Gibson, or something else crazy expensive. If you're looking at this guitar because you wanna be James Hetfield, go ahead and buy this, but the sound of the original pickups is not like James'. You gotta pony up for an EMG 81 and 60. But if you aren't trying to model anyone's sound, this guitar is great. Its fast, the neck feels good, and it can do good hard rock.

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  • METAL GUITAR

    As reviewed by ian hale on 7/9/2012

    Ive had this since last year and i do say its one of the best guitars ive played.It feels and plays nicely I think the pickups are perfect for this guitar. I do have one problem and it makes me mad every time it happens, the strap holders dont hold very well and it may just be the strap though so i say buy the guitar its worth the money.

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