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Hi All,


A black Explorer Pro popped up here on Craigslist today so I traded my US Tele for it. Awesome guitar. Fast, thin-ish neck, great tone and that unique Gibson vibe. I've not been able to find much info online. Any info or links would be appreciated. I heard these were a limited production model. Does anyone know how many of each finish were made? Being a black guitar, I assume it does not have a maple top, but rather a completely mahogony body. Would like to confirm.


Also, I would like to buy an original Gibson hard case for this guitar. Can this still be had?


Thanks in advance for your help!



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Here's some info.


Body Species: Mahogany

Binding: Antique top binding



Species: Mahogany

Profile: Explorer



Species: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24-3/4"

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1.695"

Inlays: Dot

Fingerboard Binding: Antique



Plating Finish: Chrome

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Knobs: Amber top hat

Tuners: Grover



Neck Pickups: 496R Ceramic magnet humbucker

Bridge Pickups: 500T Ceramic magnet humbucker

Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch



Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046



Case Interior: Dark gray plush

Case Exterior: Hardshell with black reptile pattern

Case Silkscreen: Silver Gibson USA logo


The guitar has been discountied and yes it is possible to buy a gibson case for this guitar.


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