Gibson Explorer 2016 HP Electric Guitar


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The Explorer 2016 HP is the much-anticipated, modern incarnation of the original Explorer.

From its humble beginnings in 1958, the Gibson Explorer has withstood the test of time and changing trends in player preferences and remains an iconic guitar to this day. Today, the Gibson Explorer 2016 HP still retains that classic Gibson construction while offering a range of cutting-edge modern performance features.

The mahogany body provides the blend of warmth, depth and richness that has made it a favorite with players for more than half a century while High Performance fast-access neck heel facilitates easy playability in the upper registers. It offers a sweetly fast and comfortable feel, too, thanks to its high-speed SlimTaper mahogany neck and 12"-radius rosewood 'board. The High Performance zero-fret titanium nut allows you to adjust the string action to taste while genuine mother-of-pearl dot inlays gives this shred-ready beast a touch of elegance.

The Explorer 2016 HP carries high-output humbucking pickups: a 496R in the neck position and a 500T in the bridge. These ceramic magnet pickups deliver everything from heavy crunch to wailing lead tones with endless sustain that modern metal-players demand, while achieving sweet tonal nuances when desired. A control compliment of two independent volume knobs and a master tone knob, along with a High Performance noiseless, sturdy 3-way switch, provides plenty of sonic versatility without ever getting in the way. Add it up, and it's one of the most powerful and versatile performance tools available for today's heavy rocker, and a sweet looking ride on top of it all. The electronics also feature an upgraded High Performance gold-plated multi-contact jack for superior connection.

Gibson has added their revolutionary G-FORCE Tuners to this latest offering of the Explorer, delivering unprecedented automated tuning capabilities. You can now access any preset tuning in just one second, which means you can realistically change tunings in the middle of a song, if needed. What's more, the tuners are now automatically engaged to operate both electronically or individually by hand. Compared to previous generations, this G FORCE system offers lower noise, better looks, and a smoother feel when manually tuning.

A traditional hardware pairing upgraded for the modern guitarist, the Explorer 2016 HP comes loaded up with a stop bar tailpiece along with a Tune-O-Matic bridge that features durable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant titanium saddles. Comes complete with a hardshell case.

Get your Gibson Explorer 2016 HP from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.745"
Neck Shape Explorer Slim Taper
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Explorer
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon with Fast-Access Heel
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup 500T
Neck Pickup 496R
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Titanium Saddles/Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines G-FORCE
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series High Performance Series
Model Explorer 2016 HP

Gibson GFORCE Owners Manual 2016

Gibson GFORCE Quick Start Guide

Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.