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Thunder and Lightning

As one of the boldest guitar designs ever, the lightning-bolt shaped Explorer has looked ahead of its time since its debut in 1958. Originals have been championed by rock legends and coveted by collectors -- they are currently the most valuable vintage guitars money can buy. This Custom Shop 1958 Explorer tribute utilizes solid Mahogany construction and a Walnut finish, a handsome departure from the original White Limba models with all the same tone, feel and vintage vibe.
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge

1958 Mahogany Explorer Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Explorer
Body Material
Solid Mahogany
Binding
None
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Authentic Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Pearloid Dot
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Tuner Plating
Gold
Bridge
ABR-1
Saddle Material
Gold-plated Brass
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Control Knobs
Amber Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Jack Plate Cover
Black Multi-Ply
Strap Buttons
Brass
Mounting Rings
Black M69
Pickup Covers
Authentic Profile Gold-plated

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 1 500K CTS Tone Pot, Hand-Wired Harness
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.