The Gibson Explorer Pro is perfectly attuned to the technical demands and punishing intensity of today's hard rock and heavy metal. Based on Gibson's legendary Explorer, the Explorer Pro is updated wi... Read More
The Gibson Explorer Pro is perfectly attuned to the technical demands and punishing intensity of today's hard rock and heavy metal. Based on Gibson's legendary Explorer, the Explorer Pro is updated with a smaller, lightweight mahogany body and crushingly powerful 496R and 500T humbuckers. The Explorer Pro sports a heritage cherry finish with antique binding. With flashy looks and killer sound, the Explorer Pro is destined to rewrite the rules of rock 'n' roll.
Manufactured in Nashville, TN.
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People always stare at me a little funny when they see me play my Xplorer. I guess it's just the shape of the guitar, and they figure I'm a pretty traditional guy (I play mostly Strats and my PRS Custom 22) so they don't figure me for the Xplorer kind of guy. But the moment I played one, I knew I had to have one. It's a little awkward at first; like I said I'm used to Strats and PRS' so this was pretty different, but man this thing screams. I'm playing this thru a Marshall tube amp, and you get great highs, even mids and substantial lows from the pickups on this baby. It's not a bassy sound like a LP; it sounds more like my PRS than anything. Another great thing about this guitar is that it's pretty small and light, which doesn't mean great tone but does mean that it's easy to gig. I don't worry about scratching it either, which is another big plus that I can't say for my PRS. All in all I'm very happy with mine. If you want a playable guitar with some serious lead tone, I say go for this.
First, let me say that the pics on here do not do this guitar justice! The finish and color is absolutely amazing. And second, the sound is just incredible. Just be prepared to change your amp settings from what you're used to, because this thing screams. I chose this guitar over the original Explorer because of the smaller body and the binding, and because it's a limited edition...(week 13 of '07 guitar of the week)...only 400 of these beauties in the world. Did I mention it plays like a dream? One of the most comfortable guitars I've ever held...very "fast". Very nice case it came with, too. If you want the familiar Gibson tension and feel, someting gorgeous you can gawk at, something that sounds awesome and will not break the bank even though it's made in America, GET this guitar! You won't regret it.
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