The radical Explorer was light-years ahead of its time right from its unveiling in 1958, and the Government Series II Explorer from Gibson USA takes that revolutionary spirit to the max, in a guitar commemorating a notorious era in Gibson history. Constructed using woods that were seized by the Feds, then returned once there was a resolution and the investigation ended, this bold axe is the perfect weapon with which to fight for your right to rock. The timelessly modernist Explorer design is dressed in a distinctive vintage-gloss Government Tan finish, with the Government Series II graphic—a bald eagle hoisting a confiscated Gibson guitar neck—and black chrome hardware. A genuine piece of Gibson history comes in the form of a solid, one-piece rosewood fingerboard made from stocks returned after the resolution, and each guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. And the Government Series II Explorer’s tone is far more than visual. With a pair of Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers, among Gibson’s hottest pickups ever, it’s primed to slash and burn with maximum vengeance.
Solid mahogany for superb resonance and sustain, crafted in the radical Explorer style.
Glued-in mahogany neck with ‘60s profile and unbound one-piece fingerboard made from rosewood returned by the Feds.
Vintage gloss Government Tan.
Two hot Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers, for maximum rock action, with individual volume controls and master tone, with a three-way selector switch.
Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and Grover™ tuners, all in black chrome.
Black pickguard with Government Series II graphic, black Speed Knobs, and black pickup rings.

Celebrate An Infamous Moment In Gibson History