The '76 explorer was introduced by Gibson in 1990; a reissue of a reissue so to speak, as the explorer that was introduced in '76 was a reissue of the original explorer from '58. Simple, right? In reality these '76 models have much slimmer necks than the original reissues, more of a 60's profile than the chunky 50's explorers had. Lots of players prefer the necks on these as they are considerably more playable!
Our old 2001 is a real road warrior! It's been played a lot and has the scars to prove it!
- Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 22 frets
- 1x Seymour Duncan JB Bridge pickup (non-original)
- 1x Gibson 490R Neck pickup
- 2x Volume control
- Master Tone control
- 3-way selector switch
- Wilkinson tuners (brand new, fitted by us)
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- Stopbar tailpiece
- Original hardcase (with new handle fitted by us) with COA
Our Explorer has had a life and it shows! There's plenty of knocks, scratches, buckle rash etc. We've pictured it as best we can, it wears it all very well, you'd have to pay the custom shop a lot of money for this amount of quality patina. It's had about 3 sets of tuners in it's life, we've plugged the holes and installed fresh Wilkinson ones. Frets have been levelled and recrowned by ourselves. Freshly set up with Daddario 10's and ready to go!