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    Les Paul Forum Member Reverend David's Avatar
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    NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Had a birthday last Sunday so my week started out with a bang. Then Robert Keeley & his wife stopped over for steaks & Iowa sweet corn on the grill on their way to Michigan for his Dad's wedding - he brought me his Super Mod Workstation as a gift (freaking awesome pedal) & then I decided to treat myself to the all new Explorer. Ordered from Musicians Friend on Thursday & she was delivered yesterday. The fit & finish & playability were perfect! And those Burstbucker pups are KILLER!


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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Cool!

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Real nice thanks for posting !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    You'll poke your eye out! SAWWWEEEEEET!


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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Ive been looking at some of the ones from 78

    didnt know about this

    cool guitar

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    beautiful grain and color!

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    So that is mahogany ?

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Really like the color looks very nice gibson did a great job ! My 76 was way to dark in color i would really like to see one in hand .
    Last edited by AA00475Bassman; 10-07-17 at 12:38 PM.
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Very cool! I just got one recently and really like.
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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    I just ordered one last week , If its anything like the 2018 JR I bought last Friday I will be happy !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    NICE!!! Decent price point on those too... Congrats!
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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    I like this model a lot, it gets almost everything right and the price is very nice. Only doubt I have is: how do you like the neck? Is it very skinny?
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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    It is slim , IMO you will have to go historic for a large neck . The sound of the BB pickups is killer really like this guitar the neck on mine is very stable ! My opinion of these chapter 11 guitars is very high last floor model Gibson was a new 76 Deluxe and pretty much was a turd !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Sounds like a nice Birthday! I was looking at this model as well but at a different dealer. However, for the price it seems odd to me that the fingerboard is made from Torrefied Granadillo. Is the one from MF have a rosewood fingerboard?

    Thanks and Happy Birthday

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Looks killer- they did a great job on the color too. Congratulations and happy birthday!

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    IMO the Terrified Granadilla plays like rosewood , the finger board on my 2018 Explorer is dark & nice grain !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: NGD - 2018 Gibson Explorer

    Congrats! I got one as well. Always wanted an explorer. Like you said, those pickups! They are awesome. Huge case too!

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