Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Explorer - Black Pickguard w/case


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Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

The Gibson Explorer™ was way ahead of its time when it was introduced in 1958, and only 19 were shipped that year, but it has become very popular in the years since then. The classic vintage Explorer features have been carefully recreated in this Historic Reissue model. Featuring an ABR-1 bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, a korina body, Custombucker pickups, korina neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, two volume and one tone control with CTS® pots and a phone book capacitor, gold hardware, Kluson® tuners, and a 4-ply black pickguard. A historically accurate case is included, with a classic brown exterior and plush pink interior.

Body Shape: Explorer
Body Material: Korina
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS)
Material: Korina
Profile: 1958 Explorer
Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: 1 Piece Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Reissue
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.86mm
Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Joint: Hide Glue Fit
Headstock: 1958 Explorer
Headstock inlay: Gibson Logo in Mother of Pearl
Finish: Aged Gold
Tuner Plating: Aged Gold
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson with Celluloid Tips
Pickguard: '58 Explorer Black 4-ply
TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: True Historic Black
Control Knobs: True Historic Gold
Switch Tip: True Historic Amber
Jack Plate Cover: '58 Explorer Black 4-ply
Control Covers: Brown Explorer
Strap Buttons: 2 - Brass
Mounting Rings: True Historic Black
Pickup Covers: True Historic Aged Gold
Neck Pickup: Custombucker
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 500K CTS Vintage Taper Potentiometers, Phone Book Capacitor
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Historic Explorer Brown/Pink Hardshell Case

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