Finally - A Smaller Body Explorer with Updated Features! Since it's introduction in 1958, the Explorer's angular body shape and aggressive looks has been a of favorite of rockers all over the world. Epiphone puts a new twist on this classic with the NEW Explorer-GT. Featuring a slightly smaller and lighter-weight Mahogany body (about 85%), this new GT is the most comfortable Explorer we've ever played. But don't let the smaller size fool you!
This is a full-on, in your face rockin' machine with all the same features (and more!) that you've come to expect from an Explorer. Providing the sizzle and snarl that you can only get from humbuckers is a 650R (neck) and 700T (bridge) pickup combo. You'll be amazed how these U.S.A. designed pickups with their high-output magnets add more highs with increased definition and no muddiness. Slightly over-wound, the hotter 700T bridge pickup is smooth but can give you a little extra scream or growl when you need it while never losing its rich combination of enhanced lows and crystal clear highs.
Always an innovator, Epiphone has equipped the GT with a patent-applied-for combination Master Tone and Kill Switch. Operating just like an ordinary tone pot, if you push or "tap" it down it acts as a KILL switch muting all output signal and creating a cool effect (think Buckethead!) when combined with distortion. Other features include Epiphone's patent-applied-for LockTone(TM) tune-o-matic/stopbar combination for re-stringing ease and increased sustain. Top it all off with a Rosewood fingerboard upgraded with pearloid parallelogram inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets.
With this Explorer's cutaway design and a contoured, recessed bolt neck, all 22 of those frets are easy to access and it's SlimTaper(tm) neck profile make it comfortable and fast. Wrap it all up in a thin "worn" black finish that feels vintage all with a price tag that any guitarist can afford and you've got a NEW Epiphone classic made just for you!
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- Body Material: Mahogany
- Neck Materials: Hard Maple
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper™
- Neck Joint: Bolt-On; Contoured heel with recessed 4-bolt pattern
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid "Parallelogram" inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge Pickup: U.S.A Designed 700T™ Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: U.S.A Designed 650R™ Humbucker
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with integrated push/push Kill Switch, 3-way Toggle
- Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-Matic/Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Black
- Machine Heads: Premium, 14:1 covered