Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Explorer Reissue (Black Pickguard)

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Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Explorer Reissue (Black Pickguard)

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Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

The Gibson Explorer™ was way ahead of its time when it was introduced in 1958, and only 19 were shipped that year, but it has become very popular in the years since then. The classic vintage Explorer features have been carefully recreated in this Historic Reissue model. Featuring an ABR-1 bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, a korina body, Custombucker pickups, korina neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, two volume and one tone control with CTS® pots and a phone book capacitor, gold hardware, Kluson® tuners, and a 4-ply black pickguard. A historically accurate case is included, with a classic brown exterior and plush pink interior.

ModelGibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Explorer Reissue
BuilderGibson Custom Shop
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodN/A
Body WoodKorina
Finish TypeNitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Finish ColorNatural (Black Pickguard)
Neck WoodKorina
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
Neck Carve50s Vintage
Scale Length628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Neck Radius304.8 mm / 12 in
Nut Width42.86 mm / 1.687 in
Nut MaterialNylon
Neck FinishNitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Neck PickupCustombucker
Bridge PickupCustombucker
Pickguard'58 Explorer Black 4-ply
HardwareAged Gold
BridgeABR-1 with Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar Tailpiece
TunersKluson with Celluloid Tips
Controls3-Way Toggle Switch, 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 500K CTS Vintage Taper Potentiometers, Phone Book Capacitor
Case Gibson Hardshell Case
Weight7.75 Pounds (7 lbs 12 oz)