1990 '76 Reissue Gibson Explorer | KrisPicks
I bought this guitar right before Christmas in 1990. Guitar Center had Gibson Explorers and Flying V's for $350.00. They were also selling Les Paul Studios for $400.00. It was a huge sale! I was surprised the prices were so low for brand new Gibson guitars. The sales manager said they had to blow them out before the New Year. With that in mind I was happy to see if I could find a guitar in their inventory that I liked. I played a Flying V and it didn't tickle my fancy. I tried a Les Paul Studio, and thought let's try an Explorer. I tried three or four Explorers until I hit on one that I really liked. I decided to buy the Explorer with the hardshell case for an extra $100.00. I had the guitar set up by a guitar tech that worked at Guitar Center as an independent contractor, and I was ready to rock! Features: One-piece solid Mahogany body Mahogany Neck 22-Fret Rosewood Fingerboard Dot inlaid Position Markers 496R neck and 500T bridge pickups Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar Chrome