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Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer - Guitarseekers

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Sku: z-GIB 58KEXPBLK-1

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Authorized Gibson RetailerOne of the holy grails of vintage guitars -- recreated! The Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer is made with a korina body and neck for unmatched resonance.


What's special about this item?
Your choice of Black or White Pickguard at checkout.
Feature: What it does:
Korina body Very warm, lively, and balanced tonewood
Korina neck Stable tuning and intonation, warm tone
Gibson Custombucker pickups Gibson's modern recreation of classic PAF pickups
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
The Gibson Explorer was way ahead of its time when it was introduced in 1958, and only 19 were shipped that year, but it has become very popular in the years since then. The classic vintage Explorer features have been carefully recreated in this Historic Reissue model. Featuring an ABR-1 bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, a korina body, Custombucker pickups, korina neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, two volume and one tone control with CTS pots and a phone book capacitor, gold hardware, Kluson tuners, and a 4-ply black pickguard. A hardshell case is included.

- Body Shape: Explorer
- Body Material: Korina
- Weight Relief: None
- Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS)
- Neck Material: Korina
- Profile: 1958 Explorer
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: 1 Piece Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Reissue
- Nut Material: Nylon
- Nut Width: 1.687"
- Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Joint: Hide Glue Fit
- Hardware Finish: Aged Gold
- Tuner Plating: Aged Gold
- Bridge: ABR-1
- Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
- Tuning Machines: Kluson with Celluloid Tips
- Pickguard: '58 Explorer Black 4-ply
- TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
- Truss Rod Cover: True Historic Black
- Control Knobs: True Historic Gold
- Switch Tip: True Historic Amber
- Jack Plate Cover: '58 Explorer Black 4-ply
- Control Covers: Brown Explorer
- Strap Buttons: 2 Brass
- Mounting Rings: True Historic Black
- Pickup Covers: True Historic Aged Gold
- Neck Pickup: Custombucker
- Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
- Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 500K CTS Vintage Taper Potentiometers, Phone Book Capacitor
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
- Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
- Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Historic Explorer Brown/Pink Hardshell Case