#2
Its korina wood... Maybe a yellow dye on the korina wood then a clearcoat finish.
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#4
Nope, korina. Gibson used it on their guitars in the 50's and has done reissues every now and then. And scratch the yellow dye, when it's clear coated it results in a golden finish like the edge's explorer.


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\/ \/ Oh, didn't realize. I thought it looked like korina, but now i see that in the original pic that it is darker than most other korina guitars. I thought that was just the aging lacquer though .
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#5
There are korina Explorers, and there's also the E2, which is stained and clearcoated mahogany. Last I checked there are a few on eBay.

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#6
so if its korina what has been done to it to give it that coloured finished.
#8
Im looking all over the internet about the 1976 limited edition explorer which is the one that The Edge plays and I get some sites that say the body is made of korina and the neck is mahogany others say the body is mahogany with a mahogany neck. Does any one actually know what the 1976 limited edition explorer is made of, and if so do you know what finish is done to it.
#10
yeah the one i linked to is The Edge's one which is a 1976 limited edition explorer.
#13
^ Nope!

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There are korina Explorers, and there's also the E2, which is stained and clearcoated mahogany. Last I checked there are a few on eBay.

Correct! I also know the '76 Explorer is Mahogany, not Korina. I can't find my Gibson book but I'm pretty sure because of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Allen Collins' '76 Explorer: http://guitarhangar.com/vmchk/Museum/Gibson-Explorer-1976-Owned-&-Signed-by-Lynyrd-Skynyrd.html



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the pic in the op doesn;t look like mahogany at all tho..
True, but a 1976 is Mahogany. The 1958 Explorer was Korina and continued until the early '60s. Then it was Mahogany when in '82-'84, it became Korina again.

They even had an Alder Explorer in '83 with a Maple neck.

#16
So i would need to stain the mahongany yellow or something and then clear coat it?
#17
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So i would need to stain the mahongany yellow or something and then clear coat it?


The yellow colour is ageing Nitro Celulose Lacquer.

You would want a tinted lacquer to give that aged appearance, Screwmac probably do one.
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