Any Gibson Explorer fans out there? .......

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    I've never even played one, but traded a SG for one yesterday. It's a really good sounding guitar and not as uncomfortable as I imagined it would be. It has a flamed maple top and the mahogany back and neck. I think I'll hang onto it for a while :)
     
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    The Explorer shape says Rock and Roll all over it - the Dean Z is my favorite of that genre.
     
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    I guess I'm a FAN :)

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    what about hamer standards? the one in the pic is a '97 with a one piece body. amazingly lightweight, somewhere in the 8.5lb range and rings like a bell. plays great and hangs on the strap perfectly. just a slight neck tilt up and very comfortable to play.

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    Gibsons are ok... But I'll take a Hamer over them anyday.

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    Or a 76 Destroyer!
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    I have one. I'd like to hollow out the upper and lower points to lower the weight.
     
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    Oh man! Flash back big time! I had one just like that! In like 79! I got it at Freedom guitar in San Diego. When I was in the Navy.

     
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    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    Arguably, the finest Gibson I've ever owned/played was '76 Explorer - God do I miss that guitar. There are some things I don't like about the Explorer - namely, the lower bout got in my way, but everything else about that guitar rocked. Easy upper fret access, beefy tone with a really fast response, and it just looked badass. The tone on my old Explorer I swear wiped the floor with any Les Paul or SG I've tried - it was such a powerful and unique sounding beast. I will get another one someday.
     
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    Nothing sustains like a coffee table! Explorers rule.
     
  13. Crazy Carl

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    Oh yeah! Love 'em. Vees, too.

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    Duncan 59/JB combo in 'er & covers all bases rather nicely (tho it absolutely RAGES thru my Recto). Took it to an open mic blues jam once & it spent the entire evening being played & checked out by everyone who played.
     
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    I had a 1982 Black Explorer that I absolutely loved. I sold it to a friend that said I could buy it back anytime I wanted. Well we are no longer friends and have not spoken in 12 years. I miss the guitar, yea and the friend to. I sold it when I stopped playing for about 5 years. Dumb!:( It was not anything special but it played really well and had a great sound. It was my first name brand guitar $699 in 1982.
     
  15. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    This one is interesting.
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    I will have an Explorer someday. Tweed, we'll want big juicy pics of your new toy!
     
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    whoa whoa whoa...
    where did that come from?
     

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