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.
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.
Body Wood: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24-3/4″
Neck Joint: Set-in
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Explorer rounded
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