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 hardw... Read More
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.
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Reviewed by 29 customers
Overall this guitar is good, especially for the price. I bought this because I needed a good solid practice guitar. Well it was a good decision as this guitar is very sturdy and solidly built. The pickups are decent (I would replace them with EMG 81 60 or 81 85). My two complaints with this guitar are 1) the second day I had the guitar, the top strap screw flew out. I'd not hard on my guitars, but it's just placed very poorly and although I was able to fix the problem it's not a small deal to have that happen. The bottom one is loose as well but because of it's placement hasn't come out. Idk if this was just a one time incident but it was something to make note of. The other thing is the white gray residue that accumulates on the neck from playing. I have to wipe if off regularly because as anyone knows it's weird to have something on your neck. Overall I'm happy with the guitar and would recommend it as it plays nicely and the guitar itself is very sturdy. Great for any intermediate player.
I was learning to play using a used Squire Strat I had bought of CL for my son about a dozen years ago, but decided to upgrade to this baby. Beautiful black finish, strings smooth as glass (so they don't hurt your fingers as much when you are first learning to play), the guitar was in perfect shape when I picked it up at GC. Had it shipped to GC to save on the shipping. Only been playing it a few weeks but, I really enjoy practicing with this guitar rather than the Squire. On this axe you will easily put in your 15-20 minutes of practice recommended when you are learning. It is lighter than the Strat and seems to stay in tune relatively well. It fits into my Roadrunner case easily. I love the shape and feel of the guitar.
I got this guitar for christmas, and haven't put it down since. This guitar sounds great with distortion, and has an amazing clean tone, considering its price. This guitar should cost way more, because it sounds great, looks really cool, and stays in tune very well, even in low tuning like drop C. I have compared this to a $900 Fender Strat, and i would take this over the Strat any day. This is basically a Gibson explorer minus $1000. Just Buy this guitar asap.
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.
I've had this guitar for a while now, and it's still one of my favorites. I got it used from a music shop in bluefield, and other than a chip in the paint the previous owner tried to cover up, it's in mint condition. Mine's actually from '58, so there may be a few differences between mine, and this one, but the humbuckers that come stock sound great. It's kind of heavy, but it's still a fantastic guitar. I played it at my first rock gig. It's a nice satin black, and there's no fret dots on the fingerboard except for the 12th fret, which has a roman numeral 12 as the inlay, but it still has the dots on the side of the neck for a cheat sheet. The tuners are great, and the guitar keeps tune very well. I took it somewhere once, and even after my amp being on top of the case, and banging around in the back of the jeep, it was still tuned when I got there and took it out. It has a really good output, and the neck is really playable. Bottom line is, it's absolutely a great guitar...especially if you're a rhythm guitar/lead singer like me.
I have owned this guitar for 20 months now and it is still my favorite. Because the guitar finish is flat and not glossy, your thumb will never get caught in one place on the back of the neck. First off, you will want to raise the bridge a little bit because there is buzzing on the lower frets, or just get a slightly higher nut. If you want to play metal, be sure to raise the pick-ups a bit, it will help with getting that distorted sound. The playability on the higher frets is a bit messy, but I believe that may just be because I have raised the bridge so much (I use extremely thick strings). You really have to press down and not let up at all to keep the note going. While standing, the guitar neck will tip downward if you aren't holding it up. Get used to holding it up, and it will be fine. Also, you may want to invest in some strap-locks or get a bigger screw for the top strap part, as the guitar is a bit on the heavy side and the strap will come off within a few months, maybe weeks, of playing while standing. The sound is beautiful for every type of music, it looks fantastic, and it feels nice to play.
I picked up this beast a few weeks ago, and I've never been happier with any decision. First of all, the guitar looks really awesome, and the lack of inlays, while I'd prefer there be inlays, really enhances the dark look. One thing I have to point out, however, is that the picture shows tulip machine heads. Mine has kidney machine heads. The tuners hold their tune really well and are pretty precise. My dad had played it a few times over the course of 2 weeks, and when I came back, it was still in tune. The satin finish is just magical. I don't like finishes that rub against your thumb because I tend to go up and down the fingerboard A LOT, so the smooth finish really helps. There is some fret buzz, but it is so minimal, that I didn't notice it until about a week later. The pickups were set up perfectly. They're Alnico II Classics. Distorted, they're some mean pickups, but they're noisy. Cleans sound very pure, especially when the toggle switch is at the middle position. One problem I have experienced is that the Master Tone Knob has become very wobbly. The other two knobs are very secure, on the other hand. The killswitch is good for making your guitar "stutter", and I play around with it sometimes. For the money, this guitar is actually really good.
My Father bought me this guitar in July, Used from Bob's Music. It is the best Guitar for Metal or Hard Rock. It is body heavy, so i recommend this guitar for ages 15+. Sometimes i have a hard time playing because of it being body heavy. Also it has a fat neck. The neck is not that fast. But over all great guitar.
It looks so cool!!
I recently got this guitar for my birthday, and I have loved everymoment that it has been in my hands. The only negatives about it are that the pickups arent the best(i recomend a pair of emg pickups),and it could really use straplocks(i recomend ernie ball super locks). If u are thinking of getting this guitar, GO FOR IT!!!
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