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Gibson CS 1958 Explorer Pelham Blue Antique #8 8558 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

An unbelievably cool and rare Gibson Custom Shop Exlplorer.


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Condition: Used, Very Good

One of only a handful produced, this Explorer is truly special. The vintage-inspired Pelham Blue has aged perfectly to a gorgeous shade of something nearer to aquamarine or emerald green. The light relic work makes the neck and body feel like a barely broken in, closet classic. And the sound! The slightly underwound pickups harken back to those sought after, late '50s PAF tones that drip with clarity and sweetened highs!

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Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: Limited Run 1958 Explorer

Serial: 8 8558

Year: 2014

Weight: 8.3 lbs

Top Material:

Body Material: Mahogany

Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose

Color: Pelham Blue

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Shape: C

Scale Length: 24.75"

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Fingerboard Inlay: Trapezoid

Number of Frets: 22


Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic

Tuners: Kluson

Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker

Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker

Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch

Hardware: Gold

Case: Hardshell