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Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar Black

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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.

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
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EpiphoneGoth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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(128 of 145 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The real deal

By H-Boyz

from Atlanta Ga

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

Ok here's the skinny on this little monster.All I have ever owned are gibson's.I have a flying v a paul and a les paul custom.The way I have this explorer set up its plays just as nice as any of the above.If you have checked out the reviews on this guitar most people say to replace the pickups.The stock pickups in this guitar are not that bad.I replaced mine to a gibson Tony Iommi in the bridge.Now the guitar absolutly screams.I played a gibson at the local guitar center and my epiphone plays just as well.Believe it or not I perfer the epiphone.Right now my band is working on our second album and I have used this little demon on almost every song.Trust me this is not just a stand in for a gibson.I'm so impressed with this axe I'm thinking about getting a epip gothic sg.So if your thinking about buying one and dont mind putting a little extra cash in a bridge pickup this baby is a winner.In short epiphone guitar's RULE !!!!!!!

(49 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Goth Explorer

By MetalxManiacx

from Easley, SC

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

Ok here it is ive had this guitar for awhile and I bought one after this which was more expensive and was said to be better quality...but i come back to this one and play more on this thing...Epiphone is as good as gibson and for half the price i say it is worth every penny all i would do is change the pick ups and this thing would be the best...so if u want this bad boy buy it

(34 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great deal

By spittle8

from Detroit, MI

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

If you're a Metallica fan, this does NOT equate Hetfield tone. His explorers were LTD's, I believe, and they had EMG's. However, this is a great guitar for hard rock and metal. Tone: Very nice. The bridge 'bucker sounds like most low end Epi bridge pickups, which isn't a bad thing. This guitar seems capable of harder metal than most, however. The rythm pickup is capable of bluesy leads, and good, shimmering leads, as you would hear on some Pantera solos. Through the right amp, this guitar KILLS for metal tone. Build: Sweet. These guitars are often much better than Gibson Explorers, of which I've found many to be duds. These are well built guitars, sturdy, with a good finish, and a set neck. You could fault the lack of a Floyd Rose trem, or locking tuners. Overall, this is a very good guitar. For the price, it's amazing. Even a good Schecter is more than this, and this guitar competes with higher priced Gibson Explorer's in my book, almost. A worthy addition to a fan of hard rock and metal.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best guitar i've ever owned

By Brian L.

from Morehead, KY

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

I've had this Epiphone Goth Explorer for 2 and a half years and I will never part with it. I upgraded the pickups to the EMG Zakk Wylde Set and they really brought it to life. The original pickups didn't sound bad for hard rock but I wanted more power for playing metal. I would reccomend this guitar to anybody.

(16 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I was surprised

By Thailar

from Eugene, OR

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

I love my gibson sg and I also love the looks of the explorer however the gibson explorers were just too much money for me right now. I have owned a cheap epi before and for the price it was decent but I really am not all that impressed with epiphone. However I found this epi used with emgs installed and I was very impressed! I bought it mostly because I love the explorer look but dang, this epi actually plays very nicely! I was really surprised. Haven't tried the stock pickups but the emgs sound awesome. The only thing I didn't like is the gothic look so I am custom making a white pick guard for it. Great guitar though, especially for someone who wants an explorer at a good price.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It

By Jeff Dowler

from Texas

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

I had one of these bad boys a while back. It got stolen from me a couple of years ago. I hated that it got taken from me because it was my baby. I played this guitar every day. My band was making an album at the time where i owned it and i used it on every single song. It screamed. Hook this puppy up to a Dimebag Crybaby, and you have got a match made in heaven. I loved that guitar. I highly recommend that you get this guitar. You will not be dissapointed.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome and flawless

By tony castaneda

from oklahoma city

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

I have owned gibsons for 10 years now. i thought i would never play an epiphone. i was in guitarcenter one night and saw this thing. oh my god my jaw droped. i could not believe the sustain on this thing. the pickups were muddy but some emgs could change that. this guitar is great for metal. i bought this guitar and some emgs that night and the next day it was setup and used at my gig. i play through a raven halfstack and use a boss metalcore, but throw this guitar in the mix and you got an amazing setup. this guitar has great sustain, tons of low end, gig worthy and one hell of an axe. if you have the moneand are lookin for a good guitar. this guitar is an amazing investment.:)

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Tony

from Oklahoma city

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

Dude, This thing is a beast. Everytime i pick it up to play for a couple of minutes it turns into an hour or two. The neck is smooth as can be and i dont care what anybody says the pickups are great. This guitar will not let you down. It is durable enough to take on the worst. I own a 4,000 dollar les paul but i would rather play this thing any day. You can do it all with this guitar. You can go from zepplin to coheed to lamb of god, Bottom line is this is a beautiful instrument and it will not let you down:)

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar EVER

By metallicaking666

from Stillwater, MN

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

I got one of these cause of James Hetfiled (Metallica) and it was and still great. I don't use it much any more on and off cause of my new Explorer. But thes one was great vary nice all around. The first time I used it I know that these guitars were for me. These guitars need metal lovers. If u don't, don't get one. But i would say try one and odds are ull like 0or love it or them like me.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME GUITAR

By davguy789

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

this guitar is the best!! i had guitar center order it for me and it took 1 month to get here. when i went to check if it already arrived they said yes and showed it to me. when i saw it i was amazed, it was the best guitar i have ever seen AND played. it is perfect for metal (only if you like metal) but other than that this guitar is GREAT

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