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I am currently searching for a Gibson Explorer '76 model. This was a pretty standard model until they gummed it up with a more "user friendly" version. I am not sure if it was called the X-plorer or not. What I am looking for is the traditional, full size '76 Explorer. Does anyone know what year they ****ed it up and downsized the body? I am thinking roughly 10 years ago, give or take.... I had a model built in 95. Sold it. Worst gear mistake ever. Now I am trying to reacquire a similar guitar. Any pointers on telling the difference between the two? More than likely this will end up being the sort of transaction that does not afford me the luxury of being able to play it before I purchase it.