talk me out of gothic explorer

afireinside

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I found a friend of a friend is selling a gothic explorer in good shape, supposedly just normal wear no major dings ect w HSC that's missing a latch for $600.00. Now I d like the flat paint, and love the ebony boards these have. I really miss my faded explorer and their basicly the same specs besides fretbord material right?
 

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YOU need this Gothic Explorer.....

You need this guitar...

repeat it

:naughty:
 

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Pull the trigger. If the epi gothic explorer is anything to go by its a fantastic guitar.
 

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Ha I've been wanting a voodo or gothic forever but I found out by doing more digging is that the end of the body wing has a large crack into the wood. Waiting for pics to see the severity... they say its stable but..........
 

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Don't buy the Gothic Explorer.

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Great guitar, even better price. Your mistake if you let that go.
Troof! Shit, if you do decide to pass on it feel free to have your friend contact me. I got no problem taking it off his hands.
 

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:lol: You came here to be talked out of buying a guitar?!? :laugh2:
 

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I found a friend of a friend is selling a gothic explorer in good shape, supposedly just normal wear no major dings ect w HSC that's missing a latch for $600.00. Now I d like the flat paint, and love the ebony boards these have. I really miss my faded explorer and their basicly the same specs besides fretbord material right?


Just buy the damn thing
 

afireinside

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The bad is the body wing is cracked through and hanging on I guess........
 

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They're really ugly. I would never buy one.
 

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i'll talk you out getting the explorer, if you talk me into buying a 355 :cool:
 

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I owned a 2000 or 2001 Gibson Gothic Explorer which I purchased used to replace a white 2009 Gibson Explorer (with Ebony fretboard, just like the Gothic) that I owned but didn't really ever fall in love with from an atheistic perspective. I dug the way the white explorer sounded, but visually I could not get past the white pickguard on the white body. Once I got the Gothic which matched the specs of the white explorer down to the pickups, electronics, ebony fretboard, etc., I found it to be much heavier (in weight as well as tone) than the 2009 explorer and to have a much more "muffled/compressed" tone to it, even though the components between the two matched one another. So I ended up selling the Gothic after about 6 months of really trying to love it; I loved the look, but not the tone. So I kept the white explorer and just slapped a black pickguard on it, so I love it's look now as much as it's sound.

True story.

Anyways, I'd recommend you try it before you buy it, especially if there's a crack anywhere on the body. That's enough for me to not even consider the guitar at all, but that's just a personal preference. YMMV.
 


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