Epiphone Explorer
Epiphone Explorer

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

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CPS 2020 08/14/2011

Epiphone Explorer : CPS 2020's user review

«  Beautiful beast! »

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It is a Korean production of good quality. Despite the size of the guitar, it does not weigh too heavy. The varnish is good, but not great (light fitting trace).

The handle is very late for Gibson (Gibson or copy). Perfect for the rhythm, but probably less easy for the solos, while it seems rather cut out for this.


Usage is very agréable.La back shape of the guitar allows to put his arms as an armrest. So we can play long enough without a problem.

THE guitar has the same problem as the SG. She has a tendency to lean forward, but with the usual, this is not a problem.

Access to acute cases is a real treat. It can grow without problems in a corner this guitar.


This guitar is made for its saturated. Just plug it into a small Marshall (not even lights!) To be immediately saturated sound good rhythm. The transition between the neck pickup alone, and the dip is not super sensitive.
As against acute position allows her to have another well defined and "clean" very well defined.

In his clear, we find pleasure precise and clear sound on which to apply effects without losing accuracy.

This guitar has a sound so good at it ....


I've had 15 days. I cracked on the form, because it is a legendary guitar and it amused me to have in my collection. But I was surprised to see that this guitar was excellent and perfectly complemented the other models sounds (TV, Strato, SG, Les Paul.

Excellent chois given the price. Do not hesitate if you want to please you.
One tip though, given the size of the thing and its sharp angles, buy the Epiphone flycase hard, rather than a cover, this will let you keep the beautiful as the first day!