(SOLD) Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006

Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006
Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural Korea 2006

Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer, made in Korea 2006, natural korina finish. These mid 90s to mid 00s Korean-made Epiphone guitars are generally really good, and word is slowly spreading that they're worth keeping an eye out for. This big pointy beauty was made in 2006, a year or so before they moved the line to China, and it feels great in the hands. The neck is straight and sturdy with great fretwork and a tasty rosewood slab fingerboard, it feels great. The body is mahogany, with a 1mm veneer of korina on the top and back, which features a beautiful finely detailed grain on show under the vintage tinted gloss natural finish. The neck pickup is honky and thick with a gooey midrange, while the bridge pickup offers an angular growl with a tasty chime on the top end. It's happiest with plenty of gain but cleans up better than you might expect. The comically huge case is a handy bonus as they cost a pretty penny purchased separately. Good fun!

Model: Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer
Made: Korea, Unsung plant, 2006 (serial U06101498)
Finish: gloss natural Korina (KO), white guard
Body: korina top and back veneer, middle appears to be mahogany/agathis
Neck: maple, rosewood board, slim D shape, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Weight: 3.750kg
Mods: none
Pickups: Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers x2
Case: Epiphone hardcase, excellent quality and condition

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a scuff on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a little scratch in the lacquer only near the neck joint, as well as a couple on minor dimples in the middle of the body. The sides have minor dimples on all the pointy points, otherwise no major marks. The front has a couple of dimples and scuffs in the elbow area and some normal play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)

Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.


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