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    Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    I've been doing some searching and haven't come across much. Does anyone know a good source for aged gold PAF covers and an aged pick guard that will fit one of these 2018 USA Explorers?

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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by jalevinemd View Post
    I've been doing some searching and haven't come across much. Does anyone know a good source for aged gold PAF covers and an aged pick guard that will fit one of these 2018 USA Explorers?
    Can't help, but good luck on a good looking set of aged gold covers. I need some for a ES 345 and haven't found any I like so far.
    They all look fake and terrible.

    Mike
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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    ThroBak covers look good to me.

    CrayParts for the guard maybe? Or our friend MojoAxe?
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

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    ThroBak covers look good to me.

    CrayParts for the guard maybe? Or our friend MojoAxe?
    Already emailed Dan.

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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    ThroBak .com .I already have a pair of gold covers that I purchased for a set of Patent # sticker T-Tops and they along with Throbak pickups are great !

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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    I have to say my plan was to do the hardware aging change out tail & bridge, tuners when I ordered this guitar . Im so impressed how the guitar plays & sounds I'm not touching anything on this Explorer .

    If you ever wanted a Explorer this is one to get ,love the color !
    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: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    I have to say my plan was to do the hardware aging change out tail & bridge, tuners when I ordered this guitar . Im so impressed how the guitar plays & sounds I'm not touching anything on this Explorer .

    If you ever wanted a Explorer this is one to get ,love the color !
    I agree. I’ve always wanted a Korina one but I wasn’t willing to shell out the cash, especially since I’m not a huge Explorer player. The color on these is very close...just a hair darker in some lighting. Changing out the hardware to complete the illusion for myself. My ears aren’t so sophisticated that the mods will change my appreciation for how it sounds...but who knows?

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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by jalevinemd View Post
    I agree. Iíve always wanted a Korina one but I wasnít willing to shell out the cash, especially since Iím not a huge Explorer player. The color on these is very close...just a hair darker in some lighting. Changing out the hardware to complete the illusion for myself. My ears arenít so sophisticated that the mods will change my appreciation for how it sounds...but who knows?
    I really bought the guitar to do what your doing & I do believe the shiny nickel will wear on me . Don't take my view point as judgment your project it will be killer when done . I also bought a 2018 JR and the JR really needs some up dates so I will be starting out with mods on the JR . Please keep us informed on progress !
    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: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    I really bought the guitar to do what your doing & I do believe the shiny nickel will wear on me . Don't take my view point as judgment your project it will be killer when done . I also bought a 2018 JR and the JR really needs some up dates so I will be starting out with mods on the JR . Please keep us informed on progress !
    No judgment perceived. When I think about what I paid for the guitar compared to what Iím shelling out on replacement parts, it seems kinda crazy. But like Sheryl Crow said...Ēif it makes you happy, it canít be that bad.Ē

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    Re: Parts for a 2018 Explorer

    I replaced every thing on a USA Firebird only the frets tuners & TRC are stock , spent a boat load IMO it was well worth the money & effort .
    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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