Explorer 90 Custom review by Dommenget

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (30 votes)
Dommenget: Explorer 90 Custom
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Price paid: € 4200

Purchased from: MJ guitar store in Munich

Sound — 7
It really suits different music styles, you can use it for metal or rock, but specially 80' Hard Rock, Scorpions style. I use it with Line6 Spider3 amp, and Boss GT-10 effects pedal. It's not noisy at all, really cool. It has a Rich, Warm sound. The guitar can make different kind of sounds, but it has a good sound for Sweep picking techniques, and fast solos.

Overall Impression — 8
I play Hard Rock and Heavy Electric Blues. It matches pretty well. I have been playing for 3 years. I own a Fender Custom Classic Stratocaster, a Standart Gibson Les Paul 80', a SE PRS Paul Allender model, 2008 White Zebra Master Caster and an Acoustic Aria AC25. If it were lost or stolen, I would love buying it again, but it's too expensive. I love the paint, the inlays, and the sound. There is nothing I hate about it. My favourite feature is the whammy bar (it's really rare having an Explorer with a whammy bar. I chosen this guitar because it has a cool sound and Matthias Jabs owns it, he Rocks. It's perfect, cannot be better.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar withstands live playing. The hardware seem like it will last for really long. The strap buttons are solid, (of course if you don't jump and hard preasure the guitar on the strap!) I can completly depend on it, I use it on gigs without backup. The finish is so good that it seems to last at least 50 years.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was perfectly made, Top Quality. The Pickups were perfectly adjusted, Perfectly Bookmatched top, Perfectly routed bridge. The guitar did not contain any flaws. I think that this the best guitar in the world, after the Matthias Jabs Custom Signature Galaxy 90, witch is inaffordable. (30000$)!

Features — 10
Made in the 1990, in Germany. 24 Frets, long scale 25.5". Dunlop Jumbo frets. Solid Maple top. The smaller body has a mahagony body and neck, ebony fretboard, and the neck is carbon fibre reinforced. The finish is the custom Matthias Jabs Signature, split-Diamond mother of pearls inlays, black stripes. Original Floyd Rose Tremolo. Passive electronics. One volume control is given. 1 musclebucker PAF 84. Locking KLUSON Die-Cast tuners. A case, 3 signature plecs, and Matthias Jabs Signature KLOTZ cable are included.

28 comments sorted by best / new / date

    dennis4rock
    I u wanna listen a NICE solo of the Dommenget 90 galaxy custom go to www.guitarmaker.de/videojabssolo.html
    whencowsfart101
    I never heard of this guitar before but it looks like a really good company, a bit like Ran or Mayones.
    TheEchomaker
    Yeah we ALL get it, you think the guitar is great, its makes car sounds, now WHY are you still posting?!
    dennis4rock
    Yeah, but it is not really car sound. It's a combination of Distortion, Sustain, and Whammy Bar, but it looks like "car". Look the video on the adress above and you will see.
    blackborrego
    seriously what the **** is wrong with you? stop acting like you know a lot, car sound from a guitar? GOD ! you're starting to piss me out
    dennis4rock
    Yeah, but the guitar doesn't just make car sound. It looks like car sound, but it's the combination of distortion, sustain, and whammy. the adress I posted above is a video of the "car" sound
    ThijsJan
    dennis4rock : The galaxy is goddamn beatuful and the is cool. u can even have car sound on it
    Are you seriously thinking that if a guitar can make a car sound, it's a good guitar?!?!? You can buy a car for less money, and get a better car sound
    dennis4rock
    The galaxy is goddamn beatuful and the is cool. u can even have car sound on it
    xicetraex wrote: Doesn't look or sound like it justifies the price.
    The galaxy is goddamn beatuful and the SOUND is cool. u can even have car sound on it
    dennis4rock
    xicetraex wrote: Doesn't look or sound like it justifies the price.
    The galaxy is goddamn beatuful and the is cool. u can even have car sound on it.
    TheEchomaker
    dennis4rock wrote: U know the Dommenget Custom Galaxy Matthias Jabs' Signature costs 30000$$$$
    yea it was in the review now stop posting so many damn times.
    dennis4rock
    U know the Dommenget Custom Galaxy Matthias Jabs' Signature costs 30000$$$$
    Pingis_Or_Death
    The_Casinator wrote: Could you explain why you still have a spider 3 amp?
    Hahaha yeah. A great amp goes before a great guitar. If you're looking for a great sound, that is.