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2008 Gibson Explorer Reverse - Guitar of the Month - Antique Walnut

2008 Gibson Explorer Reverse - Guitar of the Month - Antique Walnut

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Super-rare Reverse Explorer finished in Antique Walnut. This was Gibson’s ’Guitar of the Month’ for September 2008 and was a limited run of only 1000 made.

It’s in excellent condition with a few minor scuffs as highlighted on our images.

The Reverse Explorer’s one-piece mahogany body is now inverted  and 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.

It features a 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. The original bridge and stoptail have been replaced with repros as were starting to tarnish slightly, however the originals are included in the case.

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. 


This hugely collectible guitar comes complete with its original ‘guitar of the month’ branded hard case with white cloth cover, and its paperwork.

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