GIBSON Explorer Reissue

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1975 to 1980

GIBSON manufactured the Explorer Reissue between 1975 and 1980. This was a reissue of the rare 1958 Gibson Explorer model of which only 38 were ever produced. It was made from select mahogany with natural finish (or more rarely black or white finish) with the exact 1958 body shape, authentic unique “scimitar" peghead and gold-plated parts. The scale length was 24.75"  just like the original 1958 model and also had the same white pickguard configuration. Controls were a three position toggle selector switch and 1-tone and 2-volume controls.

Specifications (21)

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body styleExplorer-style body
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, natural finish, white finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

Neck

Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany 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

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1976$700.00newTomStill have it
1975$300excellent

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