Gibson Explorer T 2016, Heritage Cherry

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  • 496R and 500T Ceramic Humbuckers
  • Mahogany Body and Set-In Neck
  • 22 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stop Bar
  • Mini Grover Locking Tuners

Gibson Explorer T 2016, Heritage Cherry

The Gibson Explorer T 2016 is the ultimate rock machine which incorperates a Mahogany body and set-in neck, 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard and powerful Gibson 496R Hot Ceramic and 500T Super Ceramic humbucking pickups. Featuring a tune-o-matic bridge, mini Grover locking tuners, Graph Tech nut and striking body shape finished in a Heritage Cherry lacquer, the Explorer T 2016 is sure to stand out on any stage.

Product Ref: 64486

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Graph Tech Nut

The white Graph Tech nut offers increased harmonics in the middle and upper frequency range perfect for a rich and detailed tone. Designed to optimize sustain and response the Graph Tech nut is also self-lubricating which means returning to the original pitch after string bends is extremely quick and accurate.

Gibson 496R & 500T Humbuckers

To match the striking Explorer body shape Gibson have installed two powerful humbucking pickups. Featuring a 500T Super Ceramic humbucker in the bridge the Explorer T produces a thick and crunchy rhythm tone with a thick bodied tone and even dynamic response. Additionally the 496R Hot Ceramic neck pickup produces high gain lead tones whilst retaining a crisp and bright tone perfect for screaming lead licks. Constructed from ceramic magnets and 4 conductor wiring the 496R and 500T humbuckers offer a responsive and detailed tone without any muddiness.

Tune-O-Matic Bridge

Tune-O-Matic bridges are an extremely popular fixed bridge type due to their stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Additionally adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge. Simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action and screw in or out the bridge saddles to achieve perfect intonation.

Professionally Set-Up Straight out the Box

Gibson understand how disheartening it can be when you get a new guitar home just to find out it needs setting up before you can properly reap the benefits. By ensuring that every Gibson 2016 model comes professionally set up straight out the box you can plug in and play to start enjoying the premium build quality and incredible tone of the Gibson 2016 models.

Legendary Explorer Design

To this day the Gibson Explorer is still highly regarded by heavier players throughout the rock and metal scene. The iconic Explorer body shape has seen many stages across the world in the hands of huge rock giants such as Paul Stanley (Kiss), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), The Edge (U2), James Hetfield (Metallica) and recently in the animated hands of Dethklok on the Metalocalypse series. With an eye catching and powerful style not only does the Explorer look impressive on any stage but it also offers a comfortable playability and fierce tone.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Heritage Cherry
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Binding: None
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Width: Original (1.6875")
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Traditional Dots
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Nut: Graph Tech (White)
  • Truss Rod: Headstock Adjustable

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson 496R Hot Ceramic Humbucker
  • Machine Heads: Mini Grover Locking
  • Pickguard: White
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Gigbag: Included