Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer

1958 Korina Explorer, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Epiphone in the Explorer series.

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trevellin 01/13/2011

Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer : trevellin's user review

«  A guitar that sounds pleasant! »

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one I had on hand at a milonga is Chinese and has, off course, a fixed bridge with 22 frets on a mahogany neck on korina body and 2 humbuckers gibson, it seems ...
settings, 2 volume knobs and 1 tone and a 3 position switch for mic ... nothing to say, since the late 50s, is a system that has proven ...


The handle is plump and the game is over very nice and is a guitar that sounds!
the ergonomics of the explorer is a bit special, no upper horn and a body lying on the side of right arm, but, frankly, no stability problem to play sitting on it!
the weight, I do not find it heavy at all!
access to treble is very good, no problem!
I must say I was charmed by this Epiphone; sound really well balanced in all positions; neck pickup, you could even play jazz on it without fear. intermediate position is very precise arpeggios that are there.
mic acute; the midrange timbre and precise fate here.
I really enjoyed exploring this, and already I love the guitar forms, then, I must say that I have been filled: and it is rare when I say that a guitar!


It is very suitable for many styles: jazz, blues, arpeggios, rock and hard rock.
for sounds see above.
I played on a blackstar HT20 and there really is nirvana!
it sounds great!
the rock to blues and the opportunity to go to jazz, all sounds are good, just what is needed and this is not an "almost" is really here!
I love all sounds!
and it is rare when a guitar sounds like that!


I only played a few minutes this afternoon and I spring with the following conclusion: I would have bought that one well!
especially plugged into the Blackstar!
before trying it, I tried too many guitar models, see my previous review ...
what I liked, all the sounds, the vintage look, mouth to explore it, the golden hardware, the maximum rate interesting, vintage color.
I like less and is manufactured in China (it could not be manufactured in France desfois?), the string action too high on the model tested and having to go!
value for money is almost mind-blowing!
I would have bought well and maybe I'll get one day, but in the meantime, I have a super good memory of that time spent with her!

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