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EPI Explorer with Bolt-On Neck and String-Thru???


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Stumbled across this on Ebay last nite. Not what I'm used to

seeing. Bolt-on neck, string-thru not Hardtail, and the Design

is NOT as Angular as the Explorers I'm used to seeing.

Has EPI Logos engraved on Pup covers.

 

[confused][confused][confused]

 

Says 2001 Epi Explorer. Geez, kinda looks like a prototype that

snuck out the back door. Ok, Explorer Folks - wassup with this git?

I don't want to bid on it, just caught my attention. Pics at bottom of

Fleabay listing.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/EPIPHONE-EXPLORER-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-2001-model-/320653262619?pt=Guitar&hash=item4aa86c7f1b

 

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Best I can make out:...U01030200

 

Guitar dater: (which I know can be wrong)

Your guitar was made at the

Unsung Plant, Korea

March 2001

Production Number: 0200

 

What gets me is the "old" style logos on the pickups and headstock?

 

Edit: I did some more research and now believe it to be a 2001 Slasher.

http://epiphone.3house.com/e-series.html

 

 

Willy

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[Edit: I did some more research and now believe it to be a 2001 Slasher.

http://epiphone.3house.com/e-series.html

Willy

 

By JOVE, Good Sir!!! You are absolutely correct - I agree!

Excellent detective work. I admit, I've NEVER even HEARD of an

Epi "SLASHER".... My Bad??? I'm jest an IG-NANT Country boy, "y'all".

 

Hmmmmmm.... Kinda looks like an Epi (ahem) GUMBY?

 

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Hey Animal, its part of the E-Series/Hard Body Series from 2001 Limited Edition. There was also an FX version with (you guessed it) on-board effects. Eat your heart out, Firebird-X! Only 1000 made, and of that, only 200 were FX guitars.

 

Here are some specs.

 

Epiphone Slasher: 2001 Limited Edition

- 2 E-Series "Ultra Hot" Humbuckers

- E-logo die-stamped Pickup Covers

- Die-cast tuners

- Chrome Hardware

- Explorer-S Headstock

- Indian Rosewood fingerboard

- Dot Inlays

- Maple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish

- Bolt-on Neck Joint

- Stop-bar / String Thru Body Design

- E-Series Smooth Tone potentiometers

- 1 Vol / 1 Tone Knobs

- 3-way Selector Switch

- Passive Electronics

 

Epiphone Slasher FX: 2001-2002

- Onboard Distortion and Chorus

- 1 vol / 1 tone / 1 Distortion Gain

- 2 Mini Toggles for Effects Board

- Active Electronics

 

Colors:

- Metallic Black

- Metallic Blue

- Metallic Red

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Si, Senor - And a GOOD Website it IS!

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Thanks, man. The Strat/E-Series guide may be going away for awhile. My webhost has been unscrupulously charging me for my new hosting plan as well as my old hosting plan simutaneously. They also claim that I am 10gb over my bandwidth every month, when in actuallity I am 10gb UNDER my limit every month. So they are going bye bye. That means the Strat Guide will be homeless until I move because the ol' lady isnt gonna let me plunk down $150 on hosting until we buy a house.

 

I kow it doesnt sound like much, but $100 here, $100 there and the next thing you know, you're short on closing costs. I also just spent $300 on some new tires for one of the vehicles, so there is that, too.

 

RTH,

 

Hey...us DEtroiters got to stick together!

 

Willy

Indeed. [thumbup][biggrin]

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