The Explorer has been a total declaration of everything rock and roll. Gibson is now proud to introduce the latest chapter in the life of the Explorer – the Tribal Explorer, part of Gibson USA’s 2009 Limited Run Series of guitars. An instrument truly honed for the contemporary rock and roller, the new Tribal Explorer features a solid mahogany body and neck dressed in a custom white finish.
The Tribal Explorer updates the original Explorer’s iconic lines with a sizzling new power train designed to offer the muscle and versatility demanded by the 21st century rocker. A pair of Gibson’s own uncovered ceramic-magnet humbucking pickups—a 496R in the neck and a 500T in the bridge—maximize output and sustain while retaining clarity and string definition.
Through a clean channel, they offer thumping lows and sweet highs; injected into a high-gain amp, however, they really come into their own, yielding eviscerating midrange and sizzling lead tones, with nearly endless sustain when desired. The Tribal Explorer adds an extra dimension to the rock action with a factory mounted Kahler Tremolo system. The ultimate tailpiece for anything from deep divebombing to subtle vibrato effects, the Kahler is partnered by a Corian nut and locking Grover kidney tuners to get it all right back to pitch, however extreme your action. The entire package is rendered with Gibson’s legendary playability, with 22 jumbo frets, and a 24-3/4″ scale length.
Whether you’re a player seeking a professional rock and roll guitar, or a collector in search of that ultimate trophy piece, the new 2009 Limited Run Series Tribal Explorer from Gibson USA is an axe worth grinding. Each 2009 Limited Run Series model is restricted to just 350 guitars, and each comes with a black Gibson hardshell case and a special Limited Run.
Plating Finish: Black Chrome
Bridge: Kahler Tremelo Bridge System
Tuners: Locking Mini-Grovers
Nut: Black Graphite
Nut Width: Standard Gibson: 1.695″ +/- .050″
Headstock: Gibson Logo
Truss Rod: Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
Truss Rod Cover: Bell-shaped cover
Fingerboard Species: Ebony
Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24 – 3/4″
Estimate Price: $3,608
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