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Epiphone's Inspired by Gibson Collection provides fans classic Gibson models—like the Explorer—at an accessible price. Now available at Guitar Center, the Epiphone Explorer recreates the legendary model that was first released in 1958. It features a mahogany body and SlimTaper mahogany neck neck, Epiphone ProBuckers in the neck and bridge, LockTone tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Graph Tech nut and more.

Epiphone Explorer Main Features

  • Gloss-finished mahogany body
  • 24.75" scale SlimTaper mahogany neck, 22-fret, 12" radius Indian laurel fretboard
  • Two ProBucker humbucking pickups with 3-way toggle switch
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Grover Mini 18:1 ratio tuners, Graph Tech nut

Classic Design and TonewoodThe Epiphone Explorer features the same futuristic design and angular styling that appeared on the famed 1958 Gibson classic. Its resonant mahogany solidbody construction gives it impressive sustain and a punchy midrange. 

SlimTaper Neck Construction for Fast PlayingThe Epiphone Explorer boasts a comfortable and sleek SlimTaper mahogany neck so you can fly up and down the Indian laurel fretboard as fast as you want. The SlimTaper neck design also feels great around your hands, so you can rock all night long on any stage.

Stage-Ready Tone with Epiphone ProBuckersThe Epiphone Explore is packed with a pair of ProBucker humbucking pickups, ensuring this axe is ready to produce a hard-hitting tone on any stage. Epiphone ProBuckers are made with 18 percent nickel silver unit bases and covers—the same alloy used by Gibson at the Kalamazoo factory where the humbucker was first invented. 

Impressive HardwareCapping off the Epiphone Explorer is impressive hardware features, including a LockTone tune-o-matic bidge and stopbar tailpiece for longer sustain and better tone. The Epiphone Explorer also includes Grover Mini 18:1 ratio tuners that provide precise and dependable tuning stability.

Other notable specifications of the Epiphone Explorer include nickel-plated hardware and a Graph Tech nut, plus two volume knobs, master tone and a toggle switch to give you a diverse range of tones. Fire up your sound with this recreation of a classic and pick up the Epiphone Explorer at Guitar Center today.


  • Body shape: Explorer
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss


  • Neck shape: Slim taper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Neck joint: Set neck
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Neck finish: Gloss


  • Material: Indian laurel
  • Radius: 12”
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut: 43mm GraphTech white


  • Neck: Epiphone ProBucker 2
  • Bridge: Epiphone ProBucker 3
  • Control layout: 2 volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way


  • Bridge: LockTone ABR
  • Tailpiece: LockTone stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Mini 6 in a line
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Other
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