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Gibson Explorer 2017 HP Electric Guitar


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The 2017 Explorer HP combines raw power, scorching tones, and extreme sustain, into a pure and iconic rock design that's been classed up with super premium features. Still sonically aggressive and with tons of brute force, the Explorer 2017 HP adds a bit more of the modern comfort and subtlety to its arsenal, not diminishing one bit its fierce rock capabilities.

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 dual 496R and 500T humbuckers are absolute powerhouses, ready to rock the house with the grind and aggression that go beyond traditional Humbuckers

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 2017 HP comes loaded up with a stop bar tailpiece along with a Tune-O-Matic bridge that features durable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant titanium saddles. The Explorer 2017 HP is delivered in a classic Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strap


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Full on Explorer!


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  • Dark rosewood fingerboard
  • Soloist neck
  • Titanium bridge saddles and nut


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    Full on Gibson Explorer attack! The playability of the neck is beyond belief. Snappy and punchy play with the 500T humbucker. Everything in a Gibson Explorer. The dark rosewood fingerboard is dark as night and the grains are really tight. Very smooth. The rounded frets and the low action with the adjustable nut make for fast play. The hardware is a personal choice as is the G Force tuning system but if you don't care for them - change 'em or don't use them. HP model offers some features I couldn't pass. Gibson Custom Shop at retail.

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    Number Of Frets 22
    Nut Width 1-11/16"
    Body Style Other
    Neck Type Neck Thru Body
    Neck Wood Mahogany
    Body Wood Mahogany
    Pickup Configuration H-H
    Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Stopbar Tailpiece
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Case Type Hardshell Case
    Series HP Series
    Model Explorer 2017
    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.