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Explorer 2016 HP
Post-Modern Radical Rocker
$1,649
The Explorer 2016 HP is the much-anticipated, modern incarnation of the original Explorer.

It boasts a remarkable set of premium, high performance features, overlaid on a solid mahogany body for a fat, punchy, well-defined sound.
Body
Body
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi
Density: Low
Binding: None
Weight
Average Weight (body only): 4 lbs. 15.4oz
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
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Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Explorer
Profile: Explorer Slim Taper
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.850"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs. 2.0 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: Explorer
Inlay: Gibson Logo
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 14 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Sculpted access joint
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3.5 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: Zero Fret Nut
Material: Titanium
Width: 1.745"
Slots: E: 1.4732 mm / 0.058 inches
A: 1.2192 mm / 0.048 inches
D: 0.9652 mm / 0.038 inches
G: 0.7112 mm / 0.028 inches
B: 0.4826 mm / 0.019 inches

e: 0.3556 mm / 0.014 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Light
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.745" @ nut, 2.310" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: None
Side Dots (Color): White
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 0.63246cm / 0.249"
Average Weight: 117.93g / 4.16oz
Finishes
Cherry
Color Code: CH
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Cherry
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Ebony
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Ebony
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 496R 500T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250/5250 5250/7500
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42/43)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Ceramic Ceramic 8
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities:
Cover: None None
Qfactor: 2.95 3.61
ResistanceDC: 8420 Ohms 15510 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2581.14 Hz 2272.62 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Linear 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone Master Tone
Type: 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Mini Grover Kidney
Material: Zamak
Weight: 28.34g / 1.0oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: worm
What is allowable turn: +/-4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14004
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic w /Titanium saddles
Material: Zamak base
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-14384
Weight: 72.5748 gm / 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: HP 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material: n/a
Part Number: n/a
Weight: n/a
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Explorer
Part Number: 380-12036
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black bell
Part Number: 430-19382
 
Knobs
Style: Supreme grip speed knobs
Part Number: 430-31002
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Explorer
Part Number: 430-19622
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black humbucker Low/High
Part Number: 440-13851 / 440-13884
Accessories
Case
Style: HP Hard shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss rod wrench
2.5mm adjustment wrench, Polishing cloth
 
Manual: Yes
COA/Other: N/A
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