Gibson Custom

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The Gibson 1958 Korina Explorer authentically revives a revolutionary instrument from rock n' roll's formative era. With its angular, asymmetrical body shape that was years ahead of its time, the Explorer turned heads and sparked new directions in music. This meticulous reissue from Gibson perfectly recreates every detail of the 1958 original, from its resonant korina wood body to its slim taper neck and Custombucker pickups. Whether you're a vintage guitar collector or a modern rocker looking to channel an icon, the Gibson Explorer lets you hold history in your hands.

Travel Through Time With a Lightweight Korina Body

Just like Gibson's radical 1958 Explorer, this reissue features a lightweight korina body that produces a beautifully balanced tone. The exotic African tonewood has a resonant sustain with crisp highs and tight lows, perfect for rock, blues and jazz. Weighing less than dense mahogany, the korina body combines vintage looks with playing comfort. The Explorer's asymmetrical shape allows easy access to the upper frets while also reducing weight. Two powerful Custombucker pickups optimize the korina body's balanced tone. From warm rhythm chords to searing lead lines, the Explorer sings with vintage character.

Play Fast and Free With a Slim Taper Neck

The Explorer's slim taper neck allows effortless, speedy playing across its smooth rosewood fingerboard. Its fast feel and shallow profile provide versatility for varied techniques. Combined with a 243/4" scale length, the slim neck offers vintage Gibson playability. The rounded neck shape fits comfortably in your hand during long practice or gigging sessions. Whether you're ripping rock solos or comping jazz chords, the Explorer neck facilitates musicality.

With Custombucker Pickups for Versatile Rhythm and Lead Sounds

This Explorer reissue wields a pair of Custombucker pickups for authentic PAF-style tone. The Alnico V magnets and enamel coated wire coils deliver rich, warm rhythm tones as well as singing lead sounds when you dig in. Dial back the volume for sweet, bluesy crunch. Crank it for aggressive rock riffing. Switch to the bridge pickup for searing solos.

Complete the Vintage Vibe With Authentic Hardware

This Explorer's hardware perfectly recreates the look and tone of the original 1958 model. It features an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles for increased resonance and sustain. The Stop Bar tailpiece improves tuning stability. Vintage-style Kluson tuners provide precision tuning while nodding to the past. The pickguard and control knobs offer esthetic touches for tonal and visual authenticity. And the included hardshell case safely transports your vintage-spec'd Explorer to gigs and studios. With the Gibson 1958 Korina Explorer, you can tap into the electrifying spirit of early rock n' roll. Its korina tonewood body, fast slim taper neck and Custombucker pickups revive the vintage Gibson sound. Pick up the Explorer and experience six decades of iconoclastic attitude.

Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer White Pickguard Electric Guitar Natural
Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer White Pickguard Electric Guitar Natural
Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer White Pickguard Electric Guitar Natural

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  • Korina body
  • Korina neck with 1958 Explorer profile
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Custombucker humbucking pickups

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  • Body Type: Solid Body
  • Body wood: Korina
  • Neck shape: 1958 Explorer
  • Neck wood: Korina
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume, Master tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson
  • Color: Gold
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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