2018 Gibson Explorer?

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by ciscodudewan, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Riffster

    Riffster Senior Member

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    Apr 9, 2010
    Mine is a 2008 and it is a great guitar, it has a great voice unplugged. It still has the stock pickups though which do not really let that voice come through since they have a lot of gain. I added covers to the pickups right after I bought the guitar and this 2018 model has really made me want to remove the gold plating on the hardware, I had a Gibson gold pickup cover laying around, tried Brasso metal polish on it and the gold comes right off to reveal the nickel plating.
  2. rjohnpurdy

    rjohnpurdy Junior Member

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    Apr 29, 2017
    I thought I'd show the 2018 left-handed Explorers do exist.

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  3. cnote

    cnote Senior Member

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    Jun 17, 2010
    Another one. 2018 Explorer - shockingly good guitar. Best sustain in an Explorer I've had. Burstbucker pickups are perfect for the guitar - I swapped out some parts, nothing was wrong with the original aluminum bridge /steel posts, or the steel studs/aluminum tailpiece. Not sure when Gibson USA moved on from pot metal parts, but that plus the Burstbuckers puts them in a different league than the past.

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