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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.


1984 Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar Designer Series Gold Hardware Kahler

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA

$1349.99


Up for sale, a 1984 Gibson Explorer with original Dirty Fingers high output humbuckers and a Kahler vibrato. With the very rare (and decidedly '80s) Designer Series gold, brown, and orange striping over an aged Alpine White nitro lacquer finish, this unique Gibson is both eye-catching and expertly crafted, coming from one of Gibson's most celebrated eras. Featuring the pair of original "Dirty Fingers" Gibson humbuckers, these pickups have incredible power, punch, and attack, designed ... more


1980 Gibson Explorer E2 Vintage Guitar Cherry Red Sparkle Near Mint w / ohc

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA

$3399.99


Up for sale, a 1980 Gibson E / 2 Explorer in near mint condition with a rare custom color transparent Cherry Red nitro lacquer finish with metalflake sparkles. A reimagining of Gibson's original Explorer platform from the '50s, the E / 2 features a five-ply walnut and maple body with contoured edges, and the figuring in the maple outer plies is visible through the transparent finish. Few '80s Gibsons have a more direct visual line to metal and glam than this E / 2, and the pair of original ... more

1960 Gibson Explorer GA-18 Amplifier (GAM0033)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA

$2195.00


1960 Gibson Explorer GA-18 Amplifier, Tweed, Jensen P-10R Speaker, Foot Switch, Powers up but hums, Sold "as is" needing to be serviced, Rare & cool model Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4... more

Gibson Explorer - 1981 - Custom Finish by "East Coast Guitars" - Excellent Cond

VERNON, NEW JERSEY, 07462, USA

$1099.00


Here we have a Gorgeous 1981 Gibson Explorer - Professionally Refinished in a Beautiful "Lipstick Red" / Translucent Quilt Style Finish by "East Coast Music" … Plays so Sweet … Excellent Sustain and Feel … Contoured Neck Transitions Smoothly into the Body & Headstock - Excellent Condition - No Scratches / No Chips / No Buckle Rash. All Original Parts. Minor wear & Swirling on Pick-Up Covers Includes a Custom Fitted Hard Flight Case also in Excellent Condition. Offered today at this ... more

Gibson Explorer 1976, Limited Edition from 1976

EAST YORK, ONTARIO, M4B, CANADA

$8500.00


This is a beautiful Limited Edition 1976 Gibson Explorer with original case. In 1976 Gibson had a regular production Explorer line and the Limited Edition run, and this is the very rare Limited Edition run. One owner, me. The only non original part is the nut, had it switched 30 years ago by the world renown 12th Fret. The guitar is a great player and solid. There has never been any issues with this guitar, or breaks. There are some dings but nothing major. The case interior is in great ... more

1976 GIBSON EXPLORER CASE - made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

$750.00


1976 GIBSON EXPLORER CASE - made in USA : * case ONLY * tolex & interior have light wear * all latches work fine * HAS A LIGHT SEAM CRACK IN THE WOOD ON THE BOTTOM EDGE = check last 3 pics Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen § 1 Allgemeines 1. Für die Geschäftsbeziehungen zwischen der Firma music-outlet-shop und dem Kunden gelten die nachfolgenden allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in ihrer jeweils gültigen Fassung. Abweichende Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden gelten nicht. 2. Sämtliche ... more

'50s Grover Rotomatic USA GIBSON EXPLORER Guitar Nickle Tuner Set PAT. PEND

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, 19810, USA

$999.00


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

1982 Gibson ViNtAgE Explorer E2 GuiTaR Switch* Restoration Part ~ Switchcraft!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 90019, USA

$65.00


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VINTAGE 1970'S - 1980'S GIBSON HUMBUCKER PICKUP SG LES PAUL FLYING V EXPLORER

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, 27610, USA

$225.00


VINTAGE & ORIGINAL LATE 1970'S EARLY 1980'S GIBSON PATENT NUMBER HUMBUCKER PICKUP IN ORIGINAL UNMOLESTED VERY GOOD CONDITION!!! CHROME COVER. ORIGINAL COVER NEVER REMOVED, UNMOLESTED!!! Pickup was removed from a brand new guitar back in the early 1980's and was NEVER used!!! Maybe a "T TOP " ??? That's up to the buyer to determine Made in U S.A. Pickup measures on my multimeter: 7 4 12" lead wires Does show signs of wear from age and usage, and is in GOOD working condition What you see is ... more


VINTAGE 1979 GIBSON T TOP HUMBUCKER PICKUP SG LES PAUL FLYING V EXPLORER 335 (Y)

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, 27610, USA

$225.00


VINTAGE & ORIGINAL MAY 21 1979 GIBSON PATENT NUMBER "T TOP" HUMBUCKER BRIDGE PICKUP IN GOOD USED CONDITION!!! ALL ORIGINAL, UNMOLESTED!!! Made in U S.A. Pickup measures on my multimeter: 7 7 8 1 / 2" lead wires REMOVED FROM THE BRIDGE POSITION, FROM A 1979 GIBSON SG Does show signs of wear from age and usage, and is in GOOD working condition LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES FOR THEY ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION!!! What you see is what you get. DUE TO AGE AND USAGE, NO GUARANTEE AND NO WARRANTEE!!! ... more

1979 GIBSON E-2 KNOBS SET OF 3 VINTAGE REAL GIBSON KNOBS FITS EXPLORER SG MORE

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, 37217, USA

$99.99


SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS MORE GUITARS MORE BASSES MORE PEDALS MORE PARTS MORES CASES MORE COOL MUSIC STUFF READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION! PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BIDDING Cleaning out the parts bin again and found this set of 1979 Gibson E-2 Knobs. These are genuine vintage knobs with the yellowed out clear top. Perfect for restoration or your next guitar project. See my other auctions for more parts. Please view all photos closely before bidding. And please ask all questions before bidding.... more

1982 GIBSON EXPLORER TUNERS

COLOGNE, GERMANY

$179.00


1982 GIBSON EXPLORER TUNERS : * Gibson logo on back * all buttons have heavy pitting = check last pic Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen § 1 Allgemeines 1. Für die Geschäftsbeziehungen zwischen der Firma music-outlet-shop und dem Kunden gelten die nachfolgenden allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in ihrer jeweils gültigen Fassung. Abweichende Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden gelten nicht. 2. Sämtliche Angebote, unabhängig davon, ob sie telefonisch, per Telefax, Internet, E-Mail oder in ... more

1983 GIBSON EXPLORER TRUSS ROD COVER

COLOGNE, GERMANY

$59.00


1983 GIBSON EXPLORER TRUSS ROD COVER Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen § 1 Allgemeines1. Für die Geschäftsbeziehungen zwischen der Firma music-outlet-shop und dem Kunden gelten die nachfolgenden allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in ihrer jeweils gültigen Fassung. Abweichende Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden gelten nicht 2. Sämtliche Angebote, unabhängig davon, ob sie telefonisch, per Telefax, Internet, E-Mail oder in sonstiger Weise erteilt werden, sind für die Firma music-outlet-shop ... more

Vintage Gibson Explorer 3 Ply Original Pickguard

COLDWATER, MICHIGAN, 49036, USA

$199.99


Vintage Gibson Explorer 3 Ply Original Pickguard Good condition See photos for exact condition Liquidating my collection of 40 years see my ebay store for more gear... more




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