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Gibson Explorer and EDS-1275

1983 Gibson 'American-made. World-played' catalog, page 25

Gibson 1983 guitar and bass catalog page 25. Details of the 1983 Gibson Explorer and EDS-1275.

At the start of 1983 only one Explorer model was listed in Gibson literature, though by the summer, the line consisted of The Explorer (with curly maple top), Explorer 83 (alder body, maple neck, Dirty Finger pickups) and the Explorer Korina , as shown here with Korina body and neck, true to the 1958 original. List prices for these models (June 1983) were as follows: EDS-1275 $1799, Explorer Korina $999.

1983 "Gibson American-made. World-played" catalog, page 25: Gibson Explorer and EDS-1275
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1982 Gibson Explorer CMT W / HSC Cherry Sunburst Flame Maple Top

1982 Gibson Explorer CMT W / HSC Cherry Sunburst Flame Maple Top

Hendersonville, North Carolina, 287**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4500

Great guitar. Has some dings and lacquer checking but good condition overall. Lace Sensor Nitro Hemi in the bridge and hammer claw in the neck. Plays and sounds great. Comes with hardshell case.
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Gibson Explorer 1978 Electric Guitar Vintage Rare + Case from Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gibson Explorer 1978 Electric Guitar Vintage Rare + Case from Lynyrd Skynyrd

Nashville, Tennessee, 372**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$14500

Retro Gear Shop is a high-end boutique store located in Nashville, Tennessee
Gibson Explorer 1978
For sale is a rare vintage Gibson Explorer 1978 guitar owned by Peter Keys (member of Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Peter mentioned Rickey Medlocke had checked out and played this guitar as well. Overall we would describe this as a great playing and sounding guitar, and in very nice cosmetic condition for its age. Our in-house guitarist checked it out and has the following notes:
- Based on the ... more
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1983 Gibson Explorer Natural

1983 Gibson Explorer Natural

Antioch, Tennessee, 370**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3500

Very good condition 1983 Gibson Explorer in natural. All original aside from the Seymour Duncan pickups. Factory trem arm. A few scratches from play as pictured. I also believe the neck has been sanded a bit as you can see from the color difference between the back of the neck and the body. Thisbe thing is a ripper and takes high gain super well. One of the best feeling neck pickups I??ve felt in an explorer. Large epiphone had shell case included. Willing to ship or drive a reasonable distance ... more
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Gibson Explorer 1984 Refinished

Gibson Explorer 1984 Refinished

Gilbert, Arizona, 852**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

My beautiful first real guitar.

Vintage 1984 Gibson explorer that has been refinished (previous owner to me) to a natural finish. They did take off the paint and logo from the headstock but I have taken this guitar to multiple guitar shops in my area and it is possible to see the serial number, when looked up it does show it was made on September 18th, 1984 at the Nashville plant in Tennessee

Plays beautiful, I did switch the pickups out for I believe either burstbuckers ... more
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1992 Gibson EDS-1275 6 / 12 Double Neck Electric Guitar Alpine White W / OHSC NICE!

1992 Gibson EDS-1275 6 / 12 Double Neck Electric Guitar Alpine White W / OHSC NICE!

Spring Hill, Florida, 346**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5600

All Original 1992!
1992 Gibson USA EDS-1275 SG Double Neck 6 / 12 Electric Guitar
Freshly Set Up & Plays Excellent
With Original Gibson Cali Girl Hard Case
Original Alpine White Finish
PLEASE DO NOT mistake picture glare for flaws . If you think you're seeing something not mentioned in this listing, please ask!!
This guitar is 100% original unless otherwise noted. There are lots of pics, so when you receive it, its exactly what you expected, if not better. No surprises with... more
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1976 Gibson Explorer

1976 Gibson Explorer

Pewaukee, Wisconsin, 530**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$16499

Original 1976 Gibson Explorer USA Limited Edition all original from a run of 1800 guitars split into two designations- Standard and Limited edition. I understand Gibson only made 100-225 Limited Editions and like this one, with the big difference-a baseball bat sized 50's style neck. Tommy Shaw grabbed this after his guitar tech at the time Jim Johnson was changing strings for me and said ??damn this guitar has mojo??-our U2 Tribute opened up for Styx).

The back of the ... more
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1976 Gibson Explorer Limited Edition Vintage Guitar Natural w /  50s Neck Carve

1976 Gibson Explorer Limited Edition Vintage Guitar Natural w / '50s Neck Carve

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8800

Up for sale, a 1976 Gibson Limited Edition Explorer in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with a vintage Ibanez Destroyer hardshell case. One of a small number of '50-style Explorers produced in the latter half of the '70s, this first-year Limited Edition reissue has a notably chunky "baseball bat" C-shaped neck profile carve only seen on the earliest examples of this model
With mahogany body and neck construction and gold-plated hardware throughout, this Gibson has a... more
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Gibson Explorer E2 1980 - 5 Schicht Walnuß / Ahorn Korpus und Hals

Gibson Explorer E2 1980 - 5 Schicht Walnuß / Ahorn Korpus und Hals

Stadelhofen, 96***, GERMANY

€4900

Zum Verkauf eine wunderschöne und seltene E2, produziert in Kalamazoo, MI, USA am 22 10 1980, Produktionsnummer #66
Die seltene Gibson Explorer 2, auch E2 genannt, wurde nur für 4 Jahre produziert und war als Update zur Original Explorer gedacht mit einigen Unterschieden, wie z B. der 5-Schicht Walnuss / Ahorn Korpus und Hals, und der abgekantete und profilierte Körper. Die Gitarre kommt mit 2 kräftigen originalen Gibson Dirty Finger Humbucker Pickups. Koffer ist mit dabei.
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1981 Gibson Explorer E2 CMT Guitar

1981 Gibson Explorer E2 CMT Guitar

Lanark, ML11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£6750

For your consideration is my one previous owner, extremely rare Gibson Explorer E2 CMT in outstanding condition
All the original paperwork is present as is the original case

More pictures on request

Thanks for looking
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Gibson Explorer 1985 Designer Serie Kahler

Gibson Explorer 1985 Designer Serie Kahler

Paris, 75***, FRANCE

€3500

I'm selling this beauty ! 100% original parts Amazing sound !!!
2 dirtyfingers pickupswith kahler. Whammy bar in the case
Black hardware on rare Designer Serie with matching headstock Not pickguard model It's a player, many things to check on HD pics
Very used hardshellOther countries, ask me Shipping on UPS Standard with assurance
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Gibson Explorer E2 1980 5 Stück Nussbaum / Ahorn laminierter Körper, Ahornhals

Gibson Explorer E2 1980 5 Stück Nussbaum / Ahorn laminierter Körper, Ahornhals

Stadelhofen, 96***, GERMANY

$4900

Selling a beautiful E2 made in Kalamazoo Plant, MI, USA on October 22nd, 1980, Production Number: 66The rare E2 was only produced for four years, the Gibson Explorer II, also called the E2, was intended to serve as an update to the original Gibson Explorer. A few key differences that set the E2 apart included a five-piece maple or maple / walnut body that was contoured and sported beveled edges, as well as a few cosmetic appointments for differentiation Lightweight and two powerful original ... more
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Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck SG Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w Case (PRE-OWNED)

Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck SG Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w Case (PRE-OWNED)

Bournemouth, BH11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£5829

Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck SG Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w Case (PRE-OWNED)
The Gibson Custom Shop EDS-1275 is everything you want it to be - filled with attitude, tone, and full rock-star levels of glory! You may well be familiar with this model from such iconic players as Alex Lifeson, Mike McCready, Don Felder and Jimmy Page, who have also played the EDS-1275 at some point ... more
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1979 GIBSON EXPLORER E 2 CASE - made in USA

1979 GIBSON EXPLORER E 2 CASE - made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€295

1979 GIBSON EXPLORER E 2 CASE - made in USA :
* black tolex has some rips
* ends are worn
* red interior has light wear
* 1 foot on side is missing
* parts are rusty
* BOTH SIDE LATCHES are missing=ONLY center latch is present
* seam on back has a light crack=check pic 9
Over 1000 more
GUITARS-BASSES-PARTS in our OTHER
AUCTIONS !!!!
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1978 Gibson EDS-1275 Sg Double-Neck Electric Guitar

1978 Gibson EDS-1275 Sg Double-Neck Electric Guitar

Quebec, G1K***, CANADA

C $1500

For sale: 1978 Gibson EDS-1275 Sg Double-Neck Electric Guitar
Well, ,
As you can see the guitar has undergone some modification . 2 frets have been added to the neck of the 6 string (job well done) it now has 22 frets . The bridge has been moved and changed . the selector switch was moved to the center (A nice hole to accommodate everything) and why?? The pickups are original, all the electronics work The 6 strings neck has an nice action And the 12 strings too . The strings need to be ... more
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Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

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1965 Hofner President

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1963 1964 Fender catalog

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