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Evo8

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The Gibson is WIP. Sold the ESP last month.
 

Kris Ford

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I dont really have a story to go along with it....its just a guitar I bought
I had one of those as well..

Gigged it for 2 and a half years and stupidly traded it for a Historic SG, which was one of the worse Gibsons I've EVER owned..
 

novafx4

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Just picked my 2011 up from LPCollector here on the forum. He replaced the stock pickups with a pair of Straightjackets.

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...and these aren't quite Explorers but they're very similar.

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RyMo

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'98 Korina Epiphone with hardware/electronic upgrades, '93 with EMGs (White), '07 stock (Ebony). I have had the Epi for about 12 years and just added the White and Ebony ones in the past couple of weeks.
Good range of tones among the three.

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Iv had the standard for a while but Iv always wanted a walnut brown faded. Saw a good deal on reverb and had to snag it. I'm going to swap to black hardware and EMG 81/85, it will be my main C standard guitar
 

MSB

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I love this thing.... just needs a thicker neck
 

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KrymsinViking

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Iv had the standard for a while but Iv always wanted a walnut brown faded. Saw a good deal on reverb and had to snag it. I'm going to swap to black hardware and EMG 81/85, it will be my main C standard guitar.
 

Pwrmac7600

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I LOOOOOOOVE Explorers, but unfortunately every one I have ever owned ended up getting sold because I just couldn't get along with them. They always ended up feeling so uncomfortable to play. :(
 

bossaddict

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I LOOOOOOOVE Explorers, but unfortunately every one I have ever owned ended up getting sold because I just couldn't get along with them. They always ended up feeling so uncomfortable to play. :(

Same here. I just couldn't bond with the body shape, but I love to look at them. :drool:
 

Kerry Brown

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I've slowly been fixing up this 1990 Explorer. I bought it cheap because it needed a lot of work. It is now my favourite guitar. It had no pickups installed when I got it. The truss rod nut was rounded off. The back control cover was missing. The pickguard is not original and didn't fit very well. The wiring was a mess. In this picture it has a pair of Gibson 490R/490T from a 2013 SGJ installed. I've since installed a pair of Sigil Bluesman Chicago '68 pickups. The major items affecting playability have been fixed. I think this is as far as I'm going to fix this guitar up. It is an awesome blues/rock guitar. The headstock has been refinished at some point. The route was expanded to include a mini toggle switch. the back has some severe buckle rash. It looks like it was a real working guitar at some point. The natural relic is all part of the mojo.

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sdny

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This is the guitar:

I remember seeing these Designer Series for the first time in my Guitar FPM magazines from mid 80s, wanted one ever since. Don't know why I didn't go out and buy one back then. That particular splash pattern is my fave ! I still want one...but I guess it's "the one that got away". ...oh well. Nice axe !!!
 

mrfett

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My 1976 Explorer Limited Edition:
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I've grown very attached to this guitar. I find it very comfortable to play standing or sitting.
 

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