#1
So in my quest to acquire a Rising Sun Gibby Explorer, i was wonder if Gibby made any 24 fret explorers at one time or another. Then I could put in new pups and get a rising sun paint job. If anybody knows anything about this, please say something. Thanks.

EDIT: Or, alternatively, could I replace the neck on a Gibby with a 24 fret neck?
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Last edited by NosralTserrof at Aug 13, 2010,
#2
Just go with an ESP, it already has 24 frets, and depending on the model, good pickups for metal.
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#3
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Just go with an ESP, it already has 24 frets, and depending on the model, good pickups for metal.


If youre talking about the EX and FX lines, they have 22 frets. Also, the hetfield models also had 22 frets if im not mistaken. and no TS, the neck on a Gibson explorer is a set neck, or neck thru... im not sure, either way, you could not replace it.... well technically you could, but intonation would be shit, it would just ruin a $1200 guitar
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If youre talking about the EX and FX lines, they have 22 frets. Also, the hetfield models also had 22 frets if im not mistaken. and no TS, the neck on a Gibson explorer is a set neck, or neck thru... im not sure, either way, you could not replace it.... well technically you could, but intonation would be shit, it would just ruin a $1200 guitar


This, the only standard 24 fret production model I can think of that's not retardedly overpriced is the Jackson Kelly. if you dont mind JAcksons take on the explorer. (Hot.)
#5
actually, as another option, that would be cheaper than the Explorer, the Dave Mustaine Zero has 24 frets. Im not sure of the quality of the higher priced Deans (im not a fan of the mid ranged and low priced models... at all) though.
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#6
Look for a Gibson Explorer 90 if you need 24 frets and the Gibson name that badly.

God luck finding one though. I just tried so I could link you, but I haven't found any for sale. Here's a pic for starters though.



It seems like there are a lot of different variations on the guitar though, such as different finishes, H, H-S or H-H configuration, and Vol or Vol/tone/selector configurations.

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#7
the ibanez destroyer dtt700 is an explorer shaped guitar, also there's the epiphone prophecy futura ex and fx.
#9
you could go the matt heafy dean signature model... not quite an explorer but it has the rising sun...
if not, he's signed with gibson so no doubt he'll bring out a sig model eventually but I think its gonna be a 7 string
#10
Yeah, but I kinda hate Dean. If Heafy(which I love, btw, I haz teh hair) comes out with a 24 Fret, Rising Sun Explorer, I will kill to acquire that instrument.
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#12
get one of the Epiphone Futura's
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#13
Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't settle for "explorer like" guitar like Dean, Epiphone Futura or something that isn't exactly like Gibby.


Get this


Kramer Imperial, 24 fret. And it has decent quad rail pups.
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Yeah, but I kinda hate Dean. If Heafy(which I love, btw, I haz teh hair) comes out with a 24 Fret, Rising Sun Explorer, I will kill to acquire that instrument.



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#15
If I were you, I would just get a Warmoth custom.

It would be roughly the same price as a Gibson Explorer, and you can customize almost EVERY part of it.

The neck would have to be bolt-on though, and you would have to put some of it together yourself.
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#17
You could get a Agile Ghost lll or a Douglas Halo. Both are explorer style guitars with 24 frets. www.rondomusic.com though for around the pricerange your looking for the Ghost *if they have one in stock* is deffinately the way to go.
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#20
I second the Ghost Fret.

Also the Peavey Rotor EXP is 24 fret and Explorer style. It's cheap too but still great for the money.
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