2008 Gibson Reverse Explorer Guitar of the Month W/Case-Mint!

$2,799.00

2008 Gibson Reverse Explorer Guitar of the Month W/Case-Mint!

Roadhouse USA location:

2008 Gibson Reverse Explorer.

This was one of the better GOTM (Guitar of the Month) models that Gibson did in 2008.

Mint condition, it is a nice playing Explorer and one that is surprisingly comfortable given its odd shape.

Comes as pictured with original case also in excellent condition and various paperwork.

 

Info/specs:

The limited edition Reverse Explorer ”Gibson USA’s Guitar of the Month for September 2008 ” is a guitar ready for the 21st century. The Reverse Explorer’s one-piece mahogany body is now inverted so that the small horn is on the upper bass-side bout extending upward, while the larger horn is now positioned on the lower treble-side bout, pointing downward. Highlighting the unique body outline is a carbon fiber pickguard shaped like a lightning bolt, extending the entire length of the body. The neck is a hybrid between Gibson’s standard ’50s rounded contour and its ’60s slim-taper profile, topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with carbon fiber inlays at the fifth and 12th fret.

The Reverse Explorer also sports the rare, art deco-style Gibson logo found among old drawings belonging to Gibson President Ted McCarty. The headstock is a McCarty era-inspired shape, equipped with Steinberger Gearless Tuners for unparalleled tuning accuracy. In the neck position is Gibson’s ’57 Classic with a ’57 Classic Plus in the bridge. The pole pieces for both pickups are concealed by pickup covers that are copper-plated and powder-coated, designed just for the Reverse Explorer. The rest of the guitar’s hardware is gold-plated. The Reverse Explorer from Gibson USA comes only in an Antique Walnut finish, and comes housed in a custom Guitar of the Month case. Like all Guitars of the Month, production is limited to just 1,000 guitars.

Features
Body Wood: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24-3/4″
Neck Joint: Set-in
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Neck Shape: Explorer rounded
Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.6875″
Fretboard Radius: 12″
Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Pickup Bridge: ’57 Classic Plus
Pickup Neck: ’57 Classic
Controls: 2 Vol, 1 Tone, 3 way pickup selector
Tuners: Steinberger Gearless
Hardware color: Gold
Pickup selector: 3-way
Finish: Antique Walnut, Lacquer
Ted McCarty-designed headstock and logo

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