Fifty years ago, Gibson debuted a new series of guitars referred to in the 1958 catalog as the Modernistic series. Designed by Ted McCarty, they were far enough ahead of their time that the originals ... Click To Read More About This Product
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Fifty years ago, Gibson debuted a new series of guitars referred to in the 1958 catalog as the Modernistic series. Designed by Ted McCarty, they were far enough ahead of their time that the originals languished until a later generation of players enthusiastically adopted them. Fewer than 50 original Explorer guitars were shipped during 1958, making them among the most collectible guitars ever. This special 1958 Split headstock Explorer Electric Guitar, featuring a one-piece mahogany body and neck is a limited run of guitars. A solid mahogany body and stopbar bridge are the primary elements of tone and sustain for this awesome axe, which you can wield handily thanks to the Gibson Explorer Guitar's player-friendly setup. A 19th fret neck joint means you can shred all the way to the highest notes on a rosewood fretboard. A ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and tulip tuners keep your strings spot on in tune even when you're bending the night away. All this sound is superbly telegraphed to your amp by two Alnico 2 magnet humbuckers.
Body: One-piece mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, rounded, joint at fret 19
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Nut width: 1-11/16"
Knobs: Gold speed
Tuners: Vintage-style deluxe with keystone buttons
Neck pickup: 57 Classic
Bridge pickup: 57 Classic
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
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