Epiphone Gothic Explorer

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)
  • Pickups: 2 Humbucker
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Black chrome hardware
  • Colour: Pitch Black
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  • Metal
  • Rock

Further Information

Shape X-Style
Colour Black
Soundboard Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Active Pickups No
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Freddy_The_Freak, 18.03.2018
as a metallica fan i ofcourse had to get an explorer shaped guitar, so when i saw this i was destined to get it. took me a while before i could get it yet when i saw they had lowered the price on this i just had to buy it.

PROS: Great guitar, medium weight, has a very cool killswitch on the tone knob, paintjob is excellently done, has a thick fretboard, stays in tuning.

CONS: the sides of the fret bars havent been done correctly, everytime i slide my hand across the side of the fretboard my hand feels like it gets sandblasted so you will need some rough hands in order to play it without pain, the sound is very muddy/basslike so take that into consideration when buying it.

Side Notes: it did take getting used to playing this but that was probably because i had been playing a V model before buying this guitar.

Verdict: i give this guitar a 4 out of 5, it would have been a 5 out of 5 but because the fretboard isnt done correctly i give it a 4 out of 5. all in all it's a great guitar and i would definitely recommend this awesome guitar.
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Epiphone Explorer Review.
Jonathan594, 21.06.2013
Features: The grover tuners that a pre-installed were better than I expected, and keep the tuning on my guitar great. (Even with .12s installed) The Killswitch is a nifty little feature to have, but I just can't fit it into my play style unfortunately, but I can imagine others could use this to push their tone to the limit when used right.

Sound: The stock pickups are quite good, with a real 80s thrash kind of sound. Unfortunately they sounded a bit too muddy for my liking, with the bass response in drop tunings letting down the tone a bit. However I did install the pickups into a spare strat copy I had for my brother, and the basswood body helped a lot to give the tone a bit more clarity, but I digress. I installed an EMG 81 in the bridge and 60 in the neck. (Mostly as I am a James Hetfield fan, but mostly for the diversity in distorted and clean tones.) This guitar responded brilliantly to these pickups, with great cleans on the 60 and nice rhythm work on the 81.

Quality: The build quality of the wood is great, with no mark or knots in the body. The only gripe I have had is with the tune-o-matic bridge and the screws used to adjust the height of the bridge. The screws immediately had the inside of the slot get a bit gnarled, taking the black finish off them due to the metal being a tad soft. However, that was mostly my heavy-handed work with a screwdriver.

Overall I am very happy with this guitar, now if I could find a space to fit a 9v battery in it I would be happy. c:
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