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Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Electric Guitar is the guitar of choice for any fan of Dethklok. It features a striking silverburst finish over a classic explorer bo... Read More

Overview

The Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Electric Guitar is the guitar of choice for any fan of Dethklok. It features a striking silverburst finish over a classic explorer body of mahogany. Its set mahogany neck has a 1960s slim taper, D profile neck shape for ultrafast soloing. Dual burstbucker pickups are wired to a single Master volume and dual Tone controls with Push/Pull pots for the wide variety of tones that Skwisgaar Skwigelf of Dethklok requires. This is a serious instrument and a tip of the hat to an award-winning band.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Striking silverburst gloss finish
  • Classic Explorer profile
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany set neck
  • 1960's Slimtaper, D profile neck shape
  • 1-ply black trusrod cover with Thunderhorse in silver silkprint
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Phenolic fingerboard with pearloid Dot inlays
  • Gibson USA BurstBucker 1 neck pickup
  • Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 bridge pickup
  • 2-way toggle switch
  • Volume, Tone push-pull pots
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Thunderhorse

By Khalil

from Palmdale, California

Site Member

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

This guitar truly is amazing. Aside from it's killer Silverburst finish, one of the many things that makes this guitar so great is how close it sounds to it's Gibson counterpart. So if anyone is looking for an affordable guitar that has the sound of a Gibson guitar and more, then look no further than the Epiphone Thunderhorse. It has push pull pots which make it much a much more versatile instrument. This guitar is great for any beginner to intermediate to advanced guitar player.

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3.0

What can I say...I returned it the next day.

By Allen

from Texas

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

I returned it. It could have been great, but it wasn't. I wanted it to be great, but it wasn't. What was Good: Looks awesome. Case looks great, but is a little thin. Pickups sound great. (not as good as my EMG Het Set, but great) What was Bad: Frets have huge gouges and scratches. Bubbles in the finish around the binding. Hum, Hum, Hum. Oh my god, did this thing hum. I guess there is no shielding. It really hurts to see this iconic axe get such a bad production run. It appears to be common. I have seen more "Factory Seconds" for this guitar than any other.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice little player

By Brad

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a nice little player. Very low profile neck smooth fretboard. Not a single blemish on mine. Setup very well no bridge adjustments needed. Comes with a case and a couple of stickers. What I don't like is that the fretboard looks cheap. Something like a child's toy guitar. That being said it is not a determining factor on buying the guitar. The pickups are sub par and extremely noisy so I will assume that the wiring was not done properly but I will be replacing the pickups in a week along with the wiring. From prior experience with many Epi's about half of them have had some kind of wiring problem right off the bat. The nut looks cheaply made but it is also a future replacement. Other than that finish is spot on, looks great. Again it feels amazing to play. Body is very light and comfortable. For speed I'd suggest lightly sanding the neck with some fine grit sand paper. I do that for all of my guitars. I really do enjoy playing this guitar. It has a few flaws but I think any cheap major production guitar will be that way. I am not expecting prior to 2000's Gibson quality on a $500 guitar but it feels so good to play. If you are looking GREAT player you found one. It plays amazing even with a few problems that mine has.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This plays as sexy as it looks

By John Rummell

from Akron, OH

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

I've been playing an Epiphone Les Paul with burstbuckers for 10 years. The Thunderhorse sounds just as good. A bit different due to the body shape of the explorer, but I love it. The tone knobs allow you to get a single coil sound as well, which is cool, but I'm not sure I'll need that feature since I'm primarily playing this guitar in a deathcore band. It does require an adjustment to lower the action and fix the intonation, but that's expected with any new guitar straight from the factory. I'll also put in a bone or graphite nut since heavy strings tend to break the standard plastic one (this has happened on every electric I've ever owned ... maybe I play too hard).

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well...

By Alan Makrush

from PA

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

First off i would say this is a killer guitar for the money. However buyer beware if u opt for the "factory restock" like i did to save a bit of cash. It is actually a factory 2nd. It has an odd blemish, some high frets(the frets are sharp in places as well), was set up terribly and there are cracks all thru the binding on the neck. Im temped to send it back and pay the extra money to get a new one. Note: i assumed factory restock meant maybe a blemish or 2 but not what i got. The price realistically should've been quite cheaper.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great when you start getting serious

By Brendan Pirando

from New York, New York

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Electric Guitar:

I've been wanting an explorer for a year, and I finally went to the store where they only had two in stock. This explorer with its silver-burst color was an immediate turn on and the feel to it was just so nice. I love the style and the configuration of the body, It took me about 2 days to really get the right feel for the guitar and I love playing it since. The BurstBucker pickups sound really nice when you play it, and it just sounds great when you plug into an amp. This is a great guitar for when you want to really take things seriously like joining a band or writing songs. I think it was an excellent buy and I recommend this to anyone who wants to take their guitar playing experience to another level. Also, I know that guitar is capable of changing into a single coil sound and now I'm curious on how to do that. Once you get this you're probably going to want to learn a lot more about guitar sounds and tricks that you can do. Only thing I have left to say about this guitar is that I love it and it's amazing how Epiphone was able to make an affordable guitar have so many great aspects to it. It is really worth the money you pay.

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