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Musical Instrument Discussion => Guitars => Topic started by: KenBJammen on March 26, 2013, 07:10:56 PM

Title: The real story of the explorer
Post by: KenBJammen on March 26, 2013, 07:10:56 PM
Got an email back from Gibson regarding the 1999 explorer.

It is not a Korina Clone, it is a limited edition in natural.  Came from the factory with chrome hardware natural finish.  It is a limited edition because there were very few made that year (as every year) in natural. 

Cloned after the 1976. 

Played it at practice.  Comfortable to play, not sold on the tonality yet.
Title: Re: The real story of the explorer
Post by: DannyDV8 on March 26, 2013, 07:43:41 PM
I didn't use mine all the time either.  Think Skynnard's "Saturday Night Special" and it's a lock!  At least mine was.
Title: Re: The real story of the explorer
Post by: chuckinator5k on March 28, 2013, 01:18:51 PM
A friend of mine had a custom shop Korina, got it in 82. I always loved that guitar. We were playing in Salina Kansas when it slipped off the stand and broke off the headstock.  :'(  He replaced it with a Les Paul Custom, which I liked even better. He fixed the headstock himself. He did a decent job but it was never quite the same. Our other guitarist had the natural finish custom shop Moderne. He used heavy gauge strings and a Kahler and didn't like anyone touching his guitars so I never got to play it.
Title: Re: The real story of the explorer
Post by: KenBJammen on March 28, 2013, 01:40:03 PM
I actually played a Moderne yesterday.  Neat guitar, not sold that I want to pay $1600 for one at this point.  Those early 80's Korina's are neat guitars.