Gibson Explorer 2016 HP CH (Belated NGD)

UKPortista

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Some photos of the replacement 2016 HP I received last week...



























 

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Replacement, the robot failed?

Very nice pics, BTW!
 

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Replacement, the robot failed?

Very nice pics, BTW!
Thanks guys. First had cracked lacquer along the fingerboard & neck / neck & body join. Thankfully this one's a beauty.

Robot is fine, although broken GForce units have been a particular problem with the '16 HP Explorers. Because of the way the GForce control panel slightly encroaches into the area at the top of the neck, you can't really 'hang' this model. If you do, the GForce ends up taking the full weight of the guitar, thus placing too much strain on the adhesive that secures the control box to the headstock mount. Over time it loosens and then just pops off - not good!

Thankfully many stores are now aware of the issue and are either finding alternative ways to display the HPs or they're just leaving them off the wall.
 

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Really nice :thumb:

Congrats and HNGD :applause:
 

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Beautiful! Is that a one-piece body?
 


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