1958 Korina Explorer

The Explorer (along with the Flying V) was part of the innovative Modernistic Guitar Series designed to shake up the stodgy image Gibson felt it had in the '50s. The korina-bodied Explorer was a derivative of a prototype called the Futura (unveiled in 1957), and featured a radically angular body and scimitar shaped headstock. Like the Flying V, the Explorer's initial run (1958 & 1959) was brief but memorable.
Body wood: Solid korina
Binding: N/A
Available left-handed: No
Finish Colors: Antique Natural

Neck construction: 1-piece korina
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret rosewood
Inlays: Pearloid dot
Binding: N/A
Profile: Rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24 3/4"; 1 11/16"
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: '57 Classic humbuckers
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
Hardware color: Gold
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Stopbar
Tuner style: Vintage tulip

Collateral: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Care Kit

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