1980 Gibson Explorer E/2 - Natural
1980 Gibson Explorer E/2 - Natural incl. orig. Gibson hardshell case
Rare 1980 Gibson Explorer E/2 in Natural finish. Only made in ´79-83 nice version of the Gibson Explorer with multilaminated Walnut/maple body and neck. The guitar is in excellent condition for its age and all original. There is only minor play-wear and a couple of dings, but no cracks, damages or other hidden repairs, the original frets are still in very good shape and the gold hardware is a bit worn which is normal for a almost 40(!) year old guitar. Interesting design, this guitar is from the first batch in all natural finish, displaying the multi-layer maple- walnut construction. The five-piece laminated walnut/maple neck has a medium c-shape profile and is comfortable to play. Untouched, original electronics with pots stamped 137.79.34 dating them to 34th week of 1979 and two powerfull original Gibson "Dirty Finger" pickups with outputs of healthy 15,63K and 15,67K (PUs are both stamped "DEC 1979" on their backside). Including original Gibson square hardshell case with red interior.
- five piece maple and walnut laminate body,
- beveled body edges,
- five-piece laminated walnut/maple neck,
- ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and 22 frets,
- 2x Gibson Dirty Finger humbucker pu´s,
- 2x Vol, 1x Tone, 3-way switch,
- Tune-O-matic bridge,
- TP-6 finetuning tailpiece,
- gold hardware,
- incl. orig. square hardshell case with red interior.
See a video-clip of the 1980 Gibson Explorer: