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This futurist Explorer is "1984" come to life with a classic form that stands out on stage and with a sound that totally erases the past. Originally introduced in 1958, the Explorer's radical and futu... Click To Read More About This Product

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This futurist Explorer is "1984" come to life with a classic form that stands out on stage and with a sound that totally erases the past. Originally introduced in 1958, the Explorer's radical and futuristic body shape has since been adopted as the instrument of choice for hard rock and metal players. With a sleek new update of the classic design combined with high output EMG pickups, the "1984" is a whole new Explorer. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • 24.75" Scale mahogany slim taper neck
  • 14" Radius rosewood fretboard, 22 frets
  • EMG 81/85 (bridge/neck) active pickups
  • Master volume and tone controls
  • Black hardware, Grover tuners with small buttons
  • Case sold separately
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Epiphone1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again. Guitar Center rock

By Catherine

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

Great guitar...Just what my son was looking for. Super fast shipping too!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again without a doubt.

By Siika

from Melbourne, Australia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • A very intimidating looking guitar
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Required a fairly large set up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

I first purchased the guitar back in 2014, at the time I had very little knowledge about intonation and tuning, so I never noticed it. After I gained a good understanding of note frequencies and intonation, I noticed the guitar's intonation was AWFUL. However, it's tone was so fantastic and versatile, but the issue was such a pest to me I couldn't play it. 2 years later I decided to take this bad boy to a professional to set it up because I didn't want this guitar to go to waste. When I got this guitar back, it was absolutely FANTASTIC. The tone was out of this world and now that the intonation was fixed and the frets were dressed, this guitar is my main guitar. This guitar is absolutely incredible and looks good on anybody.

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome guitar

By Dashley44

from Michigan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practice
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

    Great sound, looks great. Great for the price

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Love This Guitar!!

    By Tony Burn

    from Biloxi Ms

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

      Amazing Guitar.. Excellent Customer Service..

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Exactly what I thought it would be.

      By davidfite1978

      from Kentucky

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

      I bought a "restock" white explorer. I saved almost 100 and it was definitely worth it. It does have a factory "2nd" stamped into the back of the headstock if that matters. No ink, just pressed into it. I bought it knowing it wouldn't be perfect, but I don't care much for having a perfect finish anyway(I actually play my guitars onstage, so they'll always have dents and dings). There were a few paint marks (black from the headstock paint bled onto the side of the headstock), some glue on the frets (came off), and a couple of paint nicks on the body (nothing you can see really).

      The main problem was with the nut and frets. I took it to a custom shop in town that builds guitar for "rock stars" (RS Guitarworks) and they told me the nut/fret problems weren't due to it being a 2nd, just the nature of buying a lower/mid range guitar. So I think I still wound up with a good deal as I would have had to get it fixed either way. After a nut job and a fret leveling, the guitar is awesome. Exactly what you'd expect from an explorer. It's nose-diving a little, but I haven't played it enough to decide whether or not I need to move the strap location.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Metal Monster

      By reza

      from seattle

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

        I got this in black and my god it screams to be played hard. My favorite things is the flare in the back allows your to rest your elbow on it while playing. It is exremely easy to play. the EMGs sound stunning. it can get a really beefy tone and also a vintage tone. mine came with a perfect action. looks absolutely beutiful. only complaint is the finish along the fretboard could have been done better. but its an amazing guitar

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Old metal shredding machine

        By b9009b

        from Philly

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Insane Sound
        • Perfect weight
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Nada Nothing None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Live Gigs
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

        You cannot go wrong with this guitar. It comes loaded with EMG 81's. You can also use it for old school rock and some blues style music. This guitar has a quick neck action and feel. My wife bought me the white model. I also have the Epiphone Wayne Static V. Epiphone is just as good as Gibson and Esp. Don't be afraid.

        It also comes with Epiphone Strap Locks.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excelent

        By gndark

        from Bogota Colombia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands

          Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

          Everything was fine. This is a very good guitar, it's sound is awesome and i am happy with it.

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Jared Maynard

          from West "By God" Virginia

          Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

          Even with the problem i had this guitar still shreds and is a great value, but it hasn't replaced my Jackson Randy Rhoads as my main guitar!! Although, it is my permanent backup and sounds awesome.
          This guitar is built for metal. I've been playing some Amon Amarth tunes on this guitar and it's right on to their sound. This guitar is amazing for the price and quality. If your looking for a classic shape metal guitar this is the one to buy! The neck is sleek and built for speed and the EMG's are an excellent combination. And the Explorer shape is undeniably metal as it gets!
          Although its a great guitar quality could be better. I had to fix the toggle switch which wouldn't work except on bridge pickup which was a task for my local guitar shop. Now the problem is fixed but should have been caught by quality control. Other than that the frets could be a little smoother.
          For the price you can't beat it once you get it setup right for you!!!!

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing guitar

          By Andrew Schmidt

          from Wisconsin

          Comments about Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX Electric Guitar:

          It's amazing. i love it, i would never sell it in my life. i got a white one from sam ash but its the same guitar.
          Awesome, set neck, emgs, and grover tuners. comes standard with everything you need. gave it an 8 because i would prefer neckthrough, and an emg 60 instead of an 85.
          No problems with it at all. plays great and sounds great.
          Goes above and beyond any gibson ive ever played.. matches quality of ESP/LTD guitars for the same price

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