#1
I just recently pulled this old guitar out that I bought in high school but has mainly been closeted since then. I got it cleaned up and set up and I'm actually digging it all over again.

I'm considering selling it but can't find much information about this particular model. There's lots of info about the Goth, Korina, etc. but this is neither. Its got a smaller body than other Explorers I've seen which is actually really comfortable. The bridge pickup is nice and crunchy while the neck pickup is darker and gets really heavy when driving a nice fuzz pedal.

Anyone have any experience with this model? What years they were produced and in what numbers?

It looks a little pinkish in these pictures but its very red.
(black speed knobs were put back on after these photos)



#3
To my point, the model shown above isn't listed anywhere on that Wikipedia page. Thanks for Googling it for me though!
#4
Quote by appleburger
To my point, the model shown above isn't listed anywhere on that Wikipedia page. Thanks for Googling it for me though!


The link I showed is NOT wikipedia

did you even click on it ?

btw I did not google it....


could be a 'Poly X'

http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/E-Series#Poly-X

though it hardly can be from 93 like you stated
Last edited by paruwi at Jul 29, 2013,
#5
Quote by paruwi
The link I showed is NOT wikipedia

did you even click on it ?

btw I did not google it....


could be a 'Poly X'

http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/E-Series#Poly-X

though it hardly can be from 93 like you stated


My apologies for the mistake. It looks exactly like Wikipedia, has "wiki" in the url and has all the exact information Wikipedia has listed for Epiphone Explorer laid out in an extremely similar way.

I did click on it and read it enough to know that my '93 (as confirmed by the serial number) doesn't fit into any of those listed on the site including the Poly X. Not to mention it has very little in common with the Poly X.

Thanks again.
#6
Your Explorer is a typical Epiphone Explorer from approximatley 1984-1993. In 1994, the Epiphone catalog has it listed with a set-neck and shows the modern-sized body. The Explorer in question shows up in my 1986 catalog. Though it doesnt specify the neck joint, the picture clearly shows a bolt-on style joint. There was no specific name to distinguish the 1984-1993 run from the 1994-1997 run. It was just a tooling change on the same model to produce a better product. And for as long as the first gen. run lasted, they certainly dont show up very often.

I've amended the Epiphonewiki page to reflect the 1st gen. run of this model, as well as uploaded a pic from the 1986 catalog.

http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/Explorer#Explorer