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Gibson Explorer Faded
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Gibson Explorer Faded

V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson belonging to the Explorer series.

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Published on 06/20/09 at 12:48
Gibson Explorer Faded WC (Worn Cherry), made in United States (2008)

Mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard
Round neck 22 frets, 2 humbucker (bridge 500T - 496R handle)
Tune-O-Matic
3 potentiomtres of rglage (2 volumes, 1 Tone)
Slecteur a microphone 3-position
Mcaniques Grover and Truss Rod cover with
Nitrocellulose varnish (finish "faded" = one or two coats of varnish, which it has lowered the price!)
The handle is a "Hybrid" ('50s / '60s), both round and flat ...

Imdiatement unique shape and recognizable!

I put 10 because this guitar possde just as ncessaire lments (no frills or gadgets ...), and because the quality is there!

UTILIZATION

I flash on the guitar first because of its shape, but especially the handle DEFINITIONS conquered me!
The handle is sufficient for many pais have it in hand (it was a good piece of wood in hand and is super enjoyable) as well as ergonomic trs (no problem for any position of the game).
Little more polish "faded" glue less polish than most "finished" I could try. For shredders, needless prciser that the handle is more than adequate!
CHAC is easy to acute, a little practice, however, is Necessary for the 22nd cargo ...

The guitar is a little heavier than average, but against her extremely well-balanced. Be careful though not to bump the fleeing after the guitar (it is a long time in plutt hand). The game sitting / standing poses auccun problem.

Rglage level of sound, the lady is plutt capricious. It can not be overcome easily, and it takes time to be comfortable with.

I put 8 because it is enjoyable to play trs. Weight and sound rglage him score two points.

SOUNDS

Now, talking about his ... First of all, this guitar must be plugged into a good amp, otherwise it loses its charm quickly trs, and America to be more difficult rgler. I tested a couple of times on a Marshall 100W lamps, and a small combo Honhai ... I think it is not ncessaire to add more!

In my case I play everything, but mostly hard rock / mtal or jazz.
Needless to prciser a Gibson Explorer and more a distortion is widely adapted and can leave great harmonics, sustain or rhythmic very heavy! But we can play well in his trs clear or with crunch, and out of superb solos jazz blues.
on the other hand for everything sounds like intermdiaires of pop / rock / funk, we must learn the rgler (although the amp rgler especially low / medium / high). But keep in mind one thing: they are humbuckers, if you want a Fender sound is a Fender achte.
The position of the microphones intermdiaire offers opportunities INTERESTED trs, and Tone potentiomtre of a fairly large range of variation and linear.

For pickups, the 496R has a round, warm, gnreux, a little fat / thick!, And the 500T has a clear, dry, aggressive (or acid distortion). We are dealing many typs two microphones and a bit at odds, but combine well (and of balance in terms of mediums).

I put 9 because the sound is the:-D. But not 10 because the adjustable sound for prcis can be a bit tedious (especially for beginners)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 year.
I played a Stagg stratocaster type before. I tried a lot of DIFFERENT MODELS before buying (Ibanez, LTD / ESP, Fender ...). In dpart, I wanted a versatile guitar, but I finally chose the "characters" versatility, even sacrificing its use for certain styles of music.

J'tais, I am and I will always be a fan of its shape and its handle. It also sounds beautiful, even if it remains focused hard / rock mtal saturation, and jazz / blues clean. At the same time the sound is Gibson!

The ratio quality price is more than good: it's a Gibson United States finishing with the price "faded" (800 €), comes with flycase Gibson, and above all I think the finish has faded charm and is very s enjoyable to the touch!
Only BMOL, I AIM a white pickguard instead of black, white pickguards and unfortunately for exploring Gibson are pretty hard to find in France ...:-(

I do it again with the exprience Obviously this choice. ;-)
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