#1
New Upgrades Day! The final piece of my project to upgrade my Gibson Explorer arrived today so I decided it was time to unveil it to the world.

I'll never be a famous endorsed guitarist with his own signature model so I decided to create my own personal signature model on my own. Pickup upgrades in the form of EMG Het Set w/ brushed chrome covers and cosmetic upgrades of chrome knobs, brushed aluminum pickguard, and brushed aluminum truss rod cover rounded out the project.

So finally let me introduce the Gibson KrymsinViking "Stormwitch" Signature Model Explorer.



#2
Sex + y = that guitar!
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#4
Thanks guys I'm really happy with it. The best part is it sounds even better than it looks. Iv been having such a blast playing it. It's one of those guitars now that just inspires me to play and I can't put down.
#5
Looks sweet man. I love doing little upgrades to guitars


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#6
Nice guitar, but the name doesn't exactly roll off the tounge

Are you happy with the EMG's?
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#7
Love it, I think the brushed metal covers they put on the PAF-look EMGs look amazing.
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#8
Treat the poor teddy bear (or whatever that is) on the floor to a trip to the dry cleaners!

Nice guitar btw! I still regret selling my Gibson Explorer.
#11
Corny name, but awesome guitar.
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#13
nice work
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Nice guitar, but the name doesn't exactly roll off the tounge

Are you happy with the EMG's?


Very happy with them.

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I thought of these guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtl7PzjEJrE No idea if you knew of them, haha!

Nice upgrades though!


I knew about them but I went with it as a tip of the hat to a song by The Sword

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6l_DwhjDIGs

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Corny name, but awesome guitar.


I love the name. Besides sig models should have corny names man! Hetfield has the Snakebyte which sounds pretty corny to me.
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I love the name. Besides sig models should have corny names man! Hetfield has the Snakebyte which sounds pretty corny to me.

Snakebyte is a corny name, I will give you that.

I personally think names like that are a bit mawkish and try-hard.

But if you like it, I can't complain. The guitar does look cool.
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#17
looks great man, glad you went with brushed aluminum over say mirrored. that brushed hardware makes what would be a fairly boring black guitar turn into something pretty amazing. are you liking the het set? ill be buying a snakebyte in a few months (despite the corny name ) and am wondering if I should already be considering pickup upgrades. so far ive heard nothing but good things about those pups, even from people who claim to have been longtime EMG loathers.


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#18
The Sword rules, that truss rod cover rules, that pickguard rules, those pickup covers rule, the guitar rules, I bet your tone rules.

There's a lot to like in this thread.
#20
That's how almost all Signature models begin: someone tricks out an existing guitar. Looks great! Enjoy the hell out of it!
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The Sword rules...

True dat.
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Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#22
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Looks sweet! Have you considered "ebonizing" the fretboard?



+1 that would make it even more sexy.

nice guitar!
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