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Gibson Explorer Traditional Pro Electric Guitar

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The Explorer Traditional Pro from Gibson USA has a body crafted from solid mahogany, with a glued-in quarter-sawn mahogany neck carved in a thin '60s profile and topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerb... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Explorer Traditional Pro from Gibson USA has a body crafted from solid mahogany, with a glued-in quarter-sawn mahogany neck carved in a thin '60s profile and topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard. Killer looks are assured by a genuine nitrocellulose lacquer finish in your choice of Ebony Black or Wine Red, given an added touch of elegance with cream binding around the body and fingerboard, and vintage amber "top hat" control knobs. The time-tested dimensions of a 24 3/4" scale length, a 1 11/16" nut width, and a 12" fingerboard radius ensures that legendary Gibson playability, too.

To take it all to the next dimension, the Explorer Traditional Pro carries two of Gibson USA's most popular humbucking pickups, a '57 Classic in the neck position for sweet, warm vocal tones, and a slightly hotter BurstBucker 3 in the bridge for gutsy crunch and soaring lead tones. These acclaimed units”both installed uncovered with exposed "zebra coil" bobbins”are made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s, and offer a blend of depth and clarity that few pickups can match today. A Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure a solid anchor and optimum sustain, while a set of high-quality Mini Grover kidney button tuners grace the soaring six-a-side Explorer headstock. Whether you're ripping out fat classic rock, or laying down thundering modern metal, the Explorer Traditional Pro offers unbeatable tone, and undeniable style.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.


  • Mahogany body with creme binding
  • Nitrocellulose finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Thin, flat Explorer neck profile
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard (12" radius)
  • Corian nut with Gibson PLEK System slotting
  • 1.695" nut width
  • Uncovered zebra ' 57 Classic neck humbucker
  • Uncovered zebra BurstBucker 3 bridge humbucker
  • 2 Volume, 1 Master Tone control
  • Black speed knobs
  • 3-way Switchcraft pickup selector
  • In-line mini-Grover kidney button tuners (14:1 tuning ratio)
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Gibson hardshell case
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GibsonExplorer Traditional Pro Electric Guitar

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Great versatile guitar...

By Casey Robinson

from Chico, CA

Comments about Gibson Explorer Traditional Pro Electric Guitar:

I've always been intrigued by the Explorer ever since I first saw Lynyrd Skynyrd, but never had the money to afford one. Finally saved enough to buy one and came across this at my local Guitar Center. It caught my eye right off the bat, in the center of a wall of Strats, Les Pauls, SGs etc... Was initially going for a strat because I already had a Les Paul. I saw this one had coil tapping so I pulled it off the wall and plugged it in. Once I split the coils it had that Strat/Telecaster sound right off. This guitar has so much sound and sustain for days, and the finish and creme binding is beautiful. I tried other guitars but came straight back to this one every time. After about 2 hrs of playing I knew this was the one and bought it straight out. I totally recommend this for someone who wants the power of a Gibson with the clean bell like tones of a Fender. It even stays clear with loads of gain. All in all epic guitar...

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