Are all standard Explorers considered 1976 reissues?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Fuzz Of Doom, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Fuzz Of Doom

    Fuzz Of Doom Member

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    Other than the signature models and the new Trad Pros, are all newer Explorers considered 76 RIs? I just picked up a 2006 Gibson and was just wondering if there's a way to find out. Serial number decoders haven't had any info.
     
  2. Fuzz Of Doom

    Fuzz Of Doom Member

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    Seriously? 60 views and not one reply? So much for helpful TGPers.
     
  3. vortexxxx

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    I'd help but I don't know much about the non-Korina explorers.
     
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    I'm not sure that they are. I AM sure that they really missed the mark on the body shape - looks way different (and less cool) than the real 1976 - early '80s series.
     
  5. 27sauce

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    Its just a model name, for the standard Explorer. It was the '76, Explorer for a while, then the X factor X-plorer, and now just the Explorer. I believe in '08 it was the X factor. They're all the same guitar,
     

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