GIBSON Explorer II (E2)

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1979 to 1984

Gibson introduced the Explorer II (E2) model in 1979 and discontinued it around 1983. It had a 5 piece walnut/maple laminated body with a maple neck, ebony fingerboard and dot position markers. The tailpiece was the TP6 unit, with gold hardware, 2 exposed coil humbuckers, a black pick-guard, and 3 knobs in a row.

Specifications (19)

Body

Body materialmaple and walnut body
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
TailpieceGibson TP6 tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Number of strings6 strings

Neck

Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)V-shaped headstock, black face headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Prices (4)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1990$700good
19827150 FIM newSerious amateurMy main guitar for all these 35 years!
1980$1250good
2016$1800.00goodJ.R.Awesome playing guitar, very well built. A bit heavy on the shoulder but lines up great with the hands. Would purchase it again in the same situation. Knowing now how well they play I would probably go as high as $2400.

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