Gibson USA Limited Run Series Tribal Explorer
Ever since its introduction in 1958, the Gibson Explorer has been one of rock and roll’s most defining symbols. In fact, so radical a concept was its design that the Explorer lasted only a few years before succumbing to the other, more popular Gibson models of the day. But all of this changed when hard rock and heavy metal hit the scene in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and the Explorer became the ultimate guitar to be seen with. Since then, the Explorer has been a total declaration of crushing rock action. It has also become the beloved instrument to a wide range of guitar stars from all genres, including Eric Clapton and U2’s The Edge. Gibson is now proud to introduce the latest chapter in the life of the Explorer – the Tribal Explorer, part of Gibson USA’s 2009 Limited Run Series of guitars. Available April 1, 2009, the Tribal Explorer takes the classic Explorer format to the next level. It is an instrument honed for the contemporary rock and shred player, and it will only be produced in a strictly limited run of 350 guitars. It is destined to appeal to the collector just as much as the player.
A New Look For A Legend
The original Explorer is a tough act to follow, but the Tribal Explorer meets the challenge and passes the test with added edge and attitude. A solid mahogany body and neck are dressed in a custom white finish. On the body is the Tribal Explorer’s signature design – an exclusive black Tribal pattern outline that sets it apart from any Explorer before it. Its unbound ebony fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays provides an austere contrast, while black chrome hardware and white pickup mounting rings complete the package.