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    NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    So I was at local(ish) dealer here a few months back to test drive a lovely 1956 LPC, and as I left I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be beat up old Explorer. I asked about it, and it turned out that the store owner had ordered a customized 1958 Explorer from Gibson's Made 2 measure program. He'd spec'ed it to replicate his favorite original Explorer, and I quote: "I can see myself buying an original burst in the real world, but a 1MUSD original Explorer just isn't going to happen. So I got the next best thing." Needless to say, I had to have it. I meen, I REALLY had to have it.

    I had a lightly aged 1958 CS version, but this thing is nothing like it. The relicing and finish are probably the best I've ever seen, and it plays, sounds and feels like a really, really good old axe. Never played (or seen) an original, but if they're even better than this thing they are worth every penny

    So here she is; 2017 Gibson CS 1958 Explorer Made 2 Measure. Hope you like it.
















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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Oh Boy! Speechless

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    I Love it! WOW! Prepare to start receiving my hate mail!


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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    I agree, the aging looks spectacular. Enjoy that beast!

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDR94 View Post
    I agree, the aging looks spectacular. Enjoy that beast!
    Yup, the aging looks phenomenal. Up there with the best I've seen from Gibson so far

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    That thing is sick!
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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Killer!!
    Billy said, "Let me out. I don't want to be anywhere near a fucking banjo."

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    That is amazing! Congrats.

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    The world needs more Gibson Customs like that, very nice.

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Really nice love the aging , the color looks like my 1976 did you spec brown ?
    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 !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Cool Explorer, it smells rock' n' roll !

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    Really nice love the aging , the color looks like my 1976 did you spec brown ?
    It was specced like this from the guy I bought it from. Personally I’d order korina, but this one changed my mind.

    Thanks for all the comments, btw

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Its killer I do really like the big chunk of mahogany the grain is really really nice !
    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 !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Really nice!!!

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Congrats on a killer looking guitar! Superb!

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Hell yeah!!!!!!

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Dayum, that’s fantastic. Well done!
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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    I bet the mahogany sounds real aggressive.

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    phenomenal! enjoy in good health

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    Re: NGD - Gibson Explorer CS 1958 M2M

    Killer score! Congrats!
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