Gibson "Guitar of the Month" from September of 2008. Unique looking reverse Explorer, but surprisingly comfortable. Limited Edition numbered "183" in near mint condition. Has a little handling wear only, Steinberger keys on a Modernish headstock, and still has the plastic on the pick guard. Carbon fiber looking pick guard and 12th fret inlay.... Cool Guitar at a non Mushroom price.... Original deluxe hardshell case, which is branded with the Gibson "Guitar of the Month" logo. This is a consignment, so sorry no offers or trades on this one.
Original Gibson Press Release:
The limited edition Reverse Explorer Gibson USA’s Guitar of the Month for September 2008 is a guitar ready for the 21st century. Last year’s Reverse Flying V triggered an unprecedented response from both players and collectors. Once again, the engineers at Gibson USA have flipped the body of one of their most iconic guitars, and the result is stunning.
The Reverse Explorer’s one-piece mahogany body is now inverted so that the small horn is on the upper bass-side bout extending upward, while the larger horn is now positioned on the lower treble-side bout, pointing downward. Highlighting the unique body outline is a carbon fiber pickguard shaped like a lightning bolt, extending the entire length of the body. The neck is a hybrid between Gibson’s standard ’50s rounded contour and its ’60s slim-taper profile, topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with carbon fiber inlays at the fifth and 12th fret.
The Reverse Explorer also sports the rare, art deco-style Gibson logo found among old drawings belonging to Gibson President Ted McCarty. The headstock is a McCarty era-inspired shape, equipped with Steinberger Gearless Tuners for unparalleled tuning accuracy. In the neck position is Gibson’s ’57 Classic with a ’57 Classic Plus in the bridge. The pole pieces for both pickups are concealed by pickup covers that are copper-plated and powder-coated, designed just for the Reverse Explorer. The rest of the guitar’s hardware is gold-plated. The Reverse Explorer from Gibson USA comes only in an Antique Walnut finish, and comes housed in a custom Guitar of the Month case. Like all Guitars of the Month, production is limited to just 1,000 guitars.
Gibson Reverse Explorer Electric Guitar Antique Walnut Features:
Body Wood: MahoganyScale Length: 24-3/4″Neck Joint: Set-inNeck Wood: MahoganyFretboard: EbonyNeck Shape: explorer roundedFrets: 22Nut Width: 1.6875Fretboard Radius: 12Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-maticPickup Bridge: ’57 Classic +Pickup Neck: ’57 ClassicControls: 2 Vol, 1 Tone, 3 way pickup selectorTuners: Steinberger GearlessHardware color: GoldPickup selector: 3 wayFinish: Antique Walnut, LacquerTed McCarty designed headstock and logo"Item - Used item, we make every effort to show and tell the best we can with used items. Photos - Are of exact item that you will receive, I do not retouch items so what you see is what you get! :-D Shipping - Shipping is charged the exact amount needed to ship via UPS or USPS. Item will be professionally packed by our shipping department. Returns - After receiving item, you have a 48 hour window to let us know if you are returning the item. (this is done to prevent people form giging with items) We must receive the item back within 14 days from the buyer receiving the item, buyer to pay all return shipping and fees. Damaged caused by shipping must be claimed through UPS or USPS. Credit card buyers are subject to a 5% restocking fee... we suggest using Paypal (no restock fee for Paypal)Questions - Please feel free to contact us with any questions on this item, we have a dedicated web sales manager Cassandra who would love to help you
Model:Reverse Explorer "Guitar of the Month"
Made In:United States