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Gibson Explorer Elite Electric Guitar


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Please make a selection from the drop down menu and browse through the Gibson Explorer Elite Electric Guitars in Aged Cherry that are currently in stock and have been individually photographed/listed by their unique serial number/weight.

Gibson has always been known for representing class. Introducing the Gibson Explorer Elite, we are reminded of how classy Gibson can be. With exceptional hardware and excellent craftsmanship, the Explorer Elite shows off its rock 'n' roll body all dressed up in class, giving it that original feel from 1958 with modified specs. Any avid fan of rock will be blown away by this Gibson Explorer Elite... and rightfully so!

Exceptional Hardware
You can't expect anything less from Gibson when it comes to their hardware—it always delivers. Utilizing a Tektoid nut that helps the sustain of the strings and keeps them well-in place, it is complemented by a gold aluminum Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stopbar tailpiece that really makes this guitar sing. Proper tension is important when it comes to your strings, and this setup for this Explorer is perfect for it. You have mini Grover tuning machines, which you'll find are very solid and will ensure that your guitar keeps in tune and maintains perfect tension.

Excellent Craftsmanship
Of course, this wouldn't be an Explorer without its signature shape. The body is made of mahogany, and finished with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer in Aged Cherry that'll allow the guitar's wood to breathe and age as you play throughout the years. The beauty of having this finish is that after years of having it, this guitar will tell your story to people when they see it. The mahogany neck is topped with a baked granadillo fretboard, which offers a smooth feel to the fretboard and provides a wonderful tone.

Modified Specs
The Slim Taper neck profile with the set-in neck provides so much more playability and sustain. It gives this Explorer Elite a very comfortable profile to play on and makes it that much more enjoyable. The featured pickups on this lovely design are the Burstbucker 2 in the neck position and the Burstbucker 3 in the bridge position. You can expect nothing less from these pickups but a pure hard rock tone from legendary Gibson.


  • Solid Mahogany Body in Aged Cherry Gloss Nitro Lacquer
  • 24.75"-Scale Mahogany Neck with Slim Taper Profile
  • Baked Granadillo Fingerboard with 22 Medium Cryogenically Treated Frets
  • Burstbucker 2 & 3 Pickups with 3-Way Toggle, 2 Vol, and 1 Tone
  • Gold Hardware
  • Mini Grover Tuners and Aluminum Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Includes Hardshell Case

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case



this Guitar is OUTSTANDING in every way possible. The Burst-Bucker 2 in the Neck position is HEAVY/FAT sounding and the Burst-Bucker 3 in the Bridge position is really HOT/BRIGHT and is almost as hot as a 'Dirty-Fingers'. I have to turn the 'Presence' down on my Marshall Amp to get the BB3 in a TONE spot I can really appreciate! With both Pick-ups engaged this Guitar is just a screemer and for the Taylor Era 'STONES' toons I'm into playin lately... this Guitar nails that STONES sound mightily !




Explorer Elite Electric Guitar

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Neck Shape Slim Taper
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Explorer
Neck Type Set Neck
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Baked Granadillo
Body Wood Mahogany
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup BurstBucker 3
Neck Pickup BurstBucker 2
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Mini Grover
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Gibson Model Year 2018
Model Explorer Elite
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.

About Gibson:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!