Think I'm Back Into Explorer Guitars Being My Favorite

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  1. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Any other major Explorer fans out there? Post yours!

    I went from all Explorers to a mix of Explorers, 335's and LP shaped guitars but overall I personally just think Explorers feel, sound and play better. Seems they are back to my #1 spots again gigging. Add in I'm pretty tall at 6'4 and they just fit and hang better.


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    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    I've been contemplating one of these for some time. :dude:
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    The 2018 Gibby is a beauty. I love the old school Korina V and Explorers.
     
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    jlb32 Senior Member

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    No doubt there. Hetfield was my inspiration back in the day to start playing guitar! If anyone is he has to be my guitar icon.
     
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    jlb32 Senior Member

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    You should go for it IMO. Explorers are just flat out awesome. They feel, play and sound HUGE!
     
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    :cheers2:
     
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    I think they're super badass looking but I've never played one.
     
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    If ya want a little different take on one... I highly recommend the LTD Snakebyte... I have a white one and I love it...
     
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    My gotw explorer pro.
     
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    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    I like the White/Gold Lazy Hale and the Explorer Custom. The "T" looks nice and it's much MUCH more affordable.
     
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    I owned one of those for a while but just couldn't gel with it and ended up selling it. They are not bad guitars, just not for me personally.
     
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    I like the pros but not a fan of the smaller size. Do not understand why Gibson will not make full sized Explorers without pickguards as a regular model? I do not mind the pickguards but to not offer them without is silly IMO because so many want that look.
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Ive owned 3 Explorers in the past, currently I have none. They are by far my favorite guitar to play. They are very comfortable and for me i can hang one fairly low and still be able to play it.

    I first liked the Ibanez Destroyers that Adrian Smith & Phil Collen played. Then when Metallica starting getting nation wide recognition I started seeing Hetfield with his white 84. That guitar had me hooked.

    20180514_174844.jpg I'm probably going to look onto getting either Lizzy Hale white explorer or Bill Kelliher Golden Axe.
     
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    I dig Explorers, particularly the elusive Clapton cut. There's a member here that has a beautiful one. For those that aren't in the know, they look like this one.
     
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    I never liked pointy guitars except for the Flying V. I thought Explorers were a bit extreme. Now, I don't mind if I ever have a V; I'd rather have a 2018 Explorer in Antique Natural. Maybe when Gibson Month at Long & McQuade rolls around next year...
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    The Clapton cut guitars just look wrong to me.
     
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    The only thing I personally do not like about the 2018 Explorers is the stock pickups. IMO Burstbuckers do not do them justice.
     
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    IMO go for the Gibson Lizzy Hale over the Ltd. Kelliher, unless you are going to shell out the mega money on the ESP version these days.

    Just personally have never gelled with the Ltd. models over the ESP models. Such a huge difference IMO.
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    They look like a terrible hack job to me.
     

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