Gibson Explorer

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  1. Dan R

    Dan R Poster Extraordinaire

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    tonedr, you kick ass! Love the Explorers. Thanks, everybody. I doubt I would ever own one but they are extremely cool.

    I think the radical Space Age shape holds up in the 21st century. Love the Explorer and Reverse Firebird too. I believe Gibson hit a home run with these "modern designs". To this day they seem pleasing and relevant.
     
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    ever wonder what the offspring would look like if an explorer mated with a Flying V , once the eggs hatched it would look like one of these.

    I always loved "V"s Explorers, and Firebirds

    I built this around '79-'80


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  3. tonedr

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    wow super impressive...guitar synth?
     
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    Yes , I use it with a Roland GR55 guitar synth, I put Reflex Red dots active pick ups I love them they sound great
     
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    Wow that's super cool! Looks very similar to the Dean ML 79, which was designed by Dean Zelinsky and posthumously named the ML 79 for his friend Matthew Lynn who died of cancer.

    It's fascinating how people, who were unrelated and had no contact with one another, through out history have come up with the same or similar great ideas. I kick my self every time that I see a new product or improvement that I thought of, but didn't follow through to completion.
     
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    Thank you,

    this was an idea I had in about 79' I bought my american made 78 strat for 1800.00 CDN brand new and as it was my first brand new full left handed guitar , I thought what would it cost to build my next guitar to my spec using all the parts I would like ,such as string through , Oak body, maple neck , ebony fretboard ,active pickups, a 0-6-12DB preamp for the neck pickup ,and EQ system that will boost the bottom end with out drowning the mids, or highs, filters on neck and bridge pickups , phase reversal on the mid pickup and bridge HB pickup split total cost 400.00 in 79' still one of my favorite guitars to play even left-handed and add a GK-3 midi pickup and this thing Kicks hinney

    I can drive it into distortion by bringing up the middle knob or have it as clean as a strat into an amp, took about a year to get it right
     
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    Explorer is cool. Futura is cooler:
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    tight shot..

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    took some new pics recently..

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    I picked this 2018 up on Xmas eve. It's a lightweight keeper.
     
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    Very cool.

    It's actually a surprisingly comfortable shape both sitting and standing, but a pain to put down in a corner, and always getting whacked somewhere when you turn...
     
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    I picked up a 2019 a couple of weeks ago and really love it. Just over 7 pounds, well-balanced, super resonant. The BB2/BB3 combo is great, I get sounds from it that I can't from any other guitar I have. I get a fantastic natural fuzz sound from the BB2 when overdriven. Neck is sleek. I could go on and on.
     
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    congrats! I completely agree with the quality & sound of these guitar..enjoy!
     
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