#1
A trip to my not so local guitar center turned awesome when I saw this thing on the used rack. I let my gas get the best of me but I've wanted an explorer for a long time and my birthday is Saturday and I need to get myself something nice. I played it for a solid 40 minutes couldn't put it down. It sounds way better than the other guitar I have with EMG's that has a ZW,81/85, set in it so took the pickups out too have a look and it's a 85/60 set up which sounds pretty good through my Randall RM100M. I may have to reconsider EMG's now.








The case is what really sold this since they wouldn't budge much on the price...just said he'd throw in a new Gibson case and a set of strings.

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#2
Happy NGD! I have an '04 Explorer myself. Same minus the EMG's and the pickguard (mine is white)

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#3
Odd place to take pictures, eh? lol But seriously, nice guitar man.
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#4
out of all the more "extreme" guitar shapes i've always loved the explorer. congrats
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#6
I'm not much of a fan of black guitars but this one is an exception, happy ngd!
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#7
I've never liked the shape but recently I've been warming up to it, I might have to get one some day, maybe I've watched too much metalocalypse..
#9
Sweet! I see the case included the patented Gibson 'Crack Pipe' screwdriver/allen wrench.
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#11
Looks brand new! Epic new guitar day.

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#13
Nice! Despite my dislike for pointy guitars i've always had a bit of a thing for the explorer. HNGD!

On another note, i think that the case he'd "throw in for free" was actually supposed to be included in the deal anyway I'm pretty sure all gibsons except the specials and junior/melody makers are supposed to include hardshell cases designed to fit their respective models.. Some shops do try to pull off that scam where they sell you the case separately unless you ask
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#14
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On another note, i think that the case he'd "throw in for free" was actually supposed to be included in the deal anyway I'm pretty sure all gibsons except the specials and junior/melody makers are supposed to include hardshell cases designed to fit their respective models.. Some shops do try to pull off that scam where they sell you the case separately unless you ask

It was used so the case isn't included.
#15
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It was used so the case isn't included.

ah ok.. i thought it was brand new from the pics.

that probably means that someone who buys a new explorer will not get a "bargain" on a used case i'm not joking though, some shops actually do sell cases that are supposed to be included, separately. At least TS got a free case anyway though, i guess
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#16
Nice.

The rosewood fretboard and chrome hardware throws off the awesomeness though.
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#22
That is sick,Pure awesomeness!HNGD!!
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#23
Nice, HNGD! Wouldn't mind one myself.
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#25
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Nice.

The rosewood fretboard and chrome hardware throws off the awesomeness though.



I kind of did me too but the fretboard isn't like cheap $400 guitar rosewood it's nice. I'm also thinking of getting it all blacked out or all black and gold, with either gold 85/60 or blackouts.


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Duncan Distortion (regular spaced) FS

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#26
when I look at that guitar I ask how much more black could it be... the answer is none. none more black.

looks good man!
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#28
Sweet guitar HNGD
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#30
omg that looks awesome

I love a good explorer myself, congrats
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#33
HNGD i love explorers but ive never been able to feel comfortable with the shape.

Very very nice though and u got the nice black case with the white trim.
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