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My friend is being offered this guitar for a sale, and it just seems weird apparently its an 80's epi explorer, any info would help ill get the serial numbr as soon as possible









any info or prices would be appreciated, thanks guys
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Last edited by \m/, DylaN ,\m/ at Aug 4, 2008,
#2
looks legit to me. Looks like a kick#ss mofo.
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#4
but it only has a volume and tone and the toggles differently placed, look at other explorers, its different
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#6
get the serial number and email epiphone about it
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#7
*drool* I want that thing lol
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#8
looks like one i saw years ago called the

hetfield, modeled on the 1984 explrer,

you can see where the tuneomatic used to be if you look in front of the bridge...

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Quote by RabbidWolf
get the serial number and email epiphone about it

this

but since the seller isnt a china-man and the 80s was a time of major copying, maybe epi was copying another explorer design? who knows, id buy it anyways
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#10
I already said I will try and get serial number as soon as i can, but what do you guys think would be a fair price for a guitar like this, and any more info on guitar would be great
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#11
Quote by \m/, DylaN ,\m/
I already said I will try and get serial number as soon as i can, but what do you guys think would be a fair price for a guitar like this, and any more info on guitar would be great

sry, guess I wasn't paying attention when I was reading your post lol
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#13
Quote by treflip
Looks really small for an Explorer.


thats what im thinking too
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#14
looks kinda like a Dean baby Z with an Epi neck slapped on it, and a trem installed in place of the wraparound tailpiece
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Hey guys i'm the friend. I was going to trade my old BC rich platinum bass for this guitar. Basically I can either get 250ish cash for the bass or take this guitar as a straight up trade. How much do you guys think this guitar is worth. I hardly play the bass anymore and am in the market for a good guitar so would you take money or trade. Thanks.
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Quote by ferretjoe
looks kinda like a Dean baby Z with an Epi neck slapped on it, and a trem installed in place of the wraparound tailpiece


Looks a little like baby z, but there are some pretty clear point differences between the two so its deffs not that.
#18
Epi made a bunch of these sort of things in the 80's. My personal favourite being the Epi Strat, which had the Strat body but that style headstock.

They tend to go for about 150 quid in England, so that's around 300 dollars.
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#19
Thanks for advice, I looked for hour to see if I could find a similar guitar but it seems to be one of a kind lol.
#20
i didn't come closer


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#21
Quote by Tom Horn
looks like one i saw years ago called the

hetfield, modeled on the 1984 explrer,

you can see where the tuneomatic used to be if you look in front of the bridge...

they should've filled in those holes....

Quote by bane0304
isn't it supposed to have a truss rod cover too? Just wondering
yeah, look at the pic, you can see where someone took it off, though.
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Quote by \m/, DylaN ,\m/
thats what im thinking too



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#24
Thanks everyone for advice, I will post a follow up if the trade happens and tell you guys anything I learn about the guitar.
#25
Quote by midnight__toker
Thanks everyone, so a BC rich warlock bass would be a good trade for this guitar?


I would.
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Quote by Scream And Fly
What's up with that bridge? Looks like it's too narrow for the bridge posts.

It's because they put a new (and smaller) bridge on it but didn't fill in posts from original bridge.
#29
It looks really small.
Maybe the guy is just really big.
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#31
It does look really small, we confirmed that about 15 posts ago. Anyone think they can find a guitar that look similar?
#32
A small explorer? blasphemy!
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#34
Quote by bjoern_swe
A small explorer? blasphemy!


Bah, I've got a couple explorer pros. They feel a little different but they're still nice.
#35
It looks like it has seen a lot of wear, make sure to try it first. I wouldn't think to see that go for over $200.
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#36
Quote by acdc51502112
It looks like it has seen a lot of wear, make sure to try it first. I wouldn't think to see that go for over $200.

Lots of wear? Looks decent to me for a 15 year old guitar.
#37
Ok everyone I found out serial number, it's S94020002. This is all the info I could find. If anyone could find any more details that would be great.

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February 1994
Production Number: 0002
#38
Hey, I confirmed with the fine folks a Gibson (great customer service) that it is indeed a 1994 Epiphone Explorer. It sold for 600$ American when it first came out and they are hard to find now but only a limited number were made. Thanks everyone for their impute on this thread.
#39
looks like a good gutiar, play it, if it suits you and you can afford it, i say get it man
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Quote by bazzabalboa
looks like a good gutiar, play it, if it suits you and you can afford it, i say get it man

Thanks, I'm trading my bass for it so it would be straight up trade. If deal goes through I should have this axe by early next week.
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