Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar

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4.4

(9 reviews)

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The Goth 1958 Explorer lends a touch of the diabolical to an old classic. The sinister Pitch Black body is made from mahogany, as is the set-in mahogany neck. The rosewood fingerboard bears a solitary inlay of the Roman numeral "XII" at the 12th fret. The dual open coil humbuckers churn out some of the darkest tones you'll find in this class. Additional features include vintage-shaped tuners, adjustable bridge with stoptail, and all-black hardware. Case not included.

•  Mahogany body

•  Set in mahogany neck

•  Rosewood fingerboard with XII inlay

•  Dual open coil humbuckers

•  Adjustable bridge with stoptail

•  Vintage-shaped tuners

•  Master Tone and 2 Volume knobs with 3-way switch

•  Black hardware

•  24.75" scale

•  1.68" nut width

•  Case not included

Warranty:

Part of the Gibson family of instruments, Epiphones are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

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  • Electric Guitar

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EpiphoneGoth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing.

By 

from Nashville, TN

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Just a little bit of buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

Picked it up a day ago. I couldn't be happier. It is a truly amazing instrument. [...] the only problem I've had with it, was the fret buzz. its not too noticeable, but its there. bottom line is i love this guitar and i will never part with it. i recommend this to anyone who loves to play, anyone who loves Gibsons, anyone who wants a great guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great

By 

from the oc

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

    yeah u get what you paid for. i added some emgs but the guitar itself is still nice good overall tone

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gothic Explorer

    By 

    from Orlando Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is not made for everyone. The sound is great, the fell of the axe in very good. Yes, it could be heavy after a long jam, but I own 4 guitars, and the moment that you pick it up again (in case you change a lot because of the styles you play)you get another boost of energy. Great gig guitar, great for awesome closings. In a gig, more than likely everyone will remember you. But it is not a newbee guitar.

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Love it...BUT

      By 

      from Philly, PA

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Strap falls off
      • Unbalanced when standing

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      I've had this guitar for about 8 months. It is great for practing heavy metal music, but not much else. Because it is unbalanced, it is really hard to play standing, plus, the strap tends to fall off. The sound of this guitar isn't too bad. It has low sustain though, and is also a bit heavy. I wouldn't recomend this to a friend because it is nearly impossible to play standing up

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWSOME

      By 

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Novice

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is a beast, the pick-ups, everone say there arnt that bad but they change it to a amg, well they are great, is just as good or even better then a gibson explorer. It awsome

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Guitar Is Amazing!

      By 

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great look
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Bad Stock Strings

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      My experience with this guitar is playing it at a local guitar shop. Plug this beast into a Marshall or a Line 6, and it'll rock. In addition to it's super-awesome looks, it sounds like something straight out of a Metallica concert. There's no need to replace the pickups unless you have a certain preference for sound. Altogether, one of the best guitars around. Still, replace the strings ASAP, the originals just aren't up to par.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Plays Good!

      By 

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Not balanced

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      Plays well but when you but a strap on it the neck falls to the floor...needs to be better balanced so it wont do this...not sure if its the location of the strap nut or if its just that the neck is too heavy.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pure rama jammin Metal

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      "yea this here axe is pretty heavy when you ram it into a crate .iam not big on crates but when i tested it out ,damn it blew me away itz great when you wanna play some [...] leads and rhythm.and it sounds clear even with a heavy distortion which gives it a sinister tone . if your a metal head and you wanna crank it and rock it pick one up! now!"

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Axe

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar:

      "Well, I must say, the guitar looks really cool. The black satin finish looks almost grey sometimes, and it doesn't get fingerprints on it to easily. It does chip easy though, but its looks good hangining on the wall. The neck is also finished in black satin and it looks like its connected directly to the body, like one big solid piece. [...]."

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      Series Goth
      Other Features XII Inlay at 12th Fret
      Model Goth 1958 Explorer
      Warranty Info:

      Goth 1958 Explorer Electric Guitar

      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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