Excellent condition featuring pointed angular mahogany body, multi-ply white and black beveled edge plastic pickguard, two Gibson humbucking pickups with black plastic exposed coils, two volume controls and one tone control with black plastic speed knobs, three way pickup selector switch with white plastic switch tip, stop tailpiece and adjustable Nashville tune-o-matic bridge with six steel saddles and two height adjusting thumb wheels, set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, Gibson pointed peghead with pearl Gibson logo, multi-ply black and white plastic bell shaped truss rod cover, six in a line individual Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuning machines, serial number and Made In USA impressed into the back of the peghead, two metal strap buttons, gold plated metal hardware, natural mahogany finish and original brown rectangular Gibson hard shell case with pink plush interior and pink satin shroud of implied value.
This incredibly cool 2002 Gibson Explorer is in excellent cosmetic condition and shows some signs of play wear throughout including a few small dings around the body edges, some faint pick scratches and some buckle wear on the back of the body that isn’t through the finish and is impossible to capture in photographs. Overall this guitar is in very nice condition and it appears to have been well cared for. The neck on this Explorer is that of a thin profile with a flatter center and rounded shoulders. This neck feels exceptional, fast and comfortable. The original frets are in terrific condition and don’t show any indentation. This instrument plays great up and down the fingerboard with excellent intonation. The original electronics are functioning perfectly and the original Gibson pickups sound righteous! This guitar excels with an overdriven amplifier and is perfect for all styles of Rock N Roll. This particular example is also very lightweight and resonant - unplugged it rings out loud and clear! This guitar only weighs 7lb 4oz, too! If you are after a lightweight ripper, this is the one. This Explorer is housed in its original hard shell case for safe travels (the combination lock has come loose - the other two latches work perfectly). A gem of a guitar shipped safely and promptly from our little shop in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.