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Explorer Bass
Tired of guitarists getting all the hip alternative axes while bassists seem stuck in the middle of the 20th century? Grab onto the Explorer Bass from Gibson USA, and ram the low end right into the 21st century! This full-scale four-string is crafted for optimum resonance, tone, sustain and playability, and carries a pair of Gibson's scorching high-output Thunderbird Bass pickups for incredible sonic versatility. To top it all off, it offers stunning looks in a high-gloss Silverburst finish, in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, of course. From classic rock, to metal, to explorative fusion excursions, the Explorer Bass puts it all in one formidable package, and looks great in the process.

Like several classic Gibson guitars and bases, the Explorer Bass has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the classic "pointy" Explorer shape, with iconic "droopy" Explorer headstock. It has a glued-in neck made from superior quarter-sawn maple for improved strength and resonance, and a baked maple fingerboard with 22 frets. The neck is carved to a comfortable Explorer profile and measures .850" deep at the 1st fret and .900" at the 12th, with a width of 1.60" across its PLEK-cut Corian nut.

Strings are anchored at the body end by a rock-solid, three-point bridge with individually adjustable saddles, and high-quality Grover Mini Bass tuners at the headstock. All this tonal goodness is cranked through a pair of contemporary Thunderbird Bass pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity. Individual volume controls and a master tone control allow you to blend pickups as desired for a wide range of tones. Add it all together, and it's a great-looking, smooth-playing and fierce-sounding bass that's right at home next to the hottest axes on the concert stage. Check one out today at your authorized Gibson dealer, and see what that alternative low-end power can do for your music.

Each Explorer Bass includes a Gibson hardshell case and owner's manual, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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Pricing & Finish
  • Silverburst
    $2,249 msrp
Product Features
  • Solid Mahogany body with hi-gloss Silverburst finish
  • Comfortable, "Explorer" bass neck profile
  • 34" scale length Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
  • Pair of high-output ceramic Thunderbird Bass pickups in the neck and bridge
  • In-line Grover™ Mini Bass tuners with 20:1 tuning ratio
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