Vintage guitars for sale: Gibson Explorer
The Explorer was one of the legendary trio of solid body guitars created by Gibson President Ted McCarty at the Kalamazoo plant in the late 1950s. Along with the Gibson Moderne and Flying V, the original Explorer featured a body of Korina - an African wood better known as limba - and the latest innovations in guitar design and hardware, most notably the new humbucker pickups. Despite it being the dawn of the space age, the new guitars were just too futuristic and did not sell. Well at first... it gained acceptance in the late 1970s/early 1980s, and several reissues later, the Explorer is one of Gibson's bread and butter models.
HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, 35803, USA
Here is a lot of 2 1980s era Gibson posters.These posters are in pretty good shape for their age but some are better than others. First off a pretty cool promo poster for the explorer ... more
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, 19810, USA
RARE 1st Version '50s Grover Rotomatic USA Guitar Nickle Tuner Set as used on 'V' Headstock Gibson Explorer! PAT. PEND.FLAT BACK!PEARLOID BUTTONS! Don't think you are going to see these for sale again anytime real soon! MEGA-RARE! Good / average condition. I've had them for over 30 years as part of a large lot obtained from a retired guitar repairman - always wondered what they were for. Imagine my surprise when I saw that book illustration (second pic)! Obviously you can also use the 3 bass ... more
OMAHA, NEBRASKA, 68102, USA
Wow! here is a very rare case. Original 1970's Gibson explorer hard case in great condition. Light natural wear, but all the latches and hinges work great! Red lining is in very nice shape.Brass hardware. Gold colored lettering Overall, a great vintage case! 46" x 16-3 / 4" x 4-3 / 4"... more