Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer, made in China in 2007, in natural korina finish. This has got to be one of the more practical 'pointy' guitars going around; the body is well balanced when both sitting and standing, the moderately hot passive pickups are versatile and crunchy, and the tune-o-matic bridge and stop tail piece combo are very solid. This particular example is in great shape, both in terms of cosmetics and playing condition. Between a setup with 11/49s and the Grover machine heads, it feels very sold and holds tune brilliantly. It's got a nice bitey crunch with a full, defined midrange and feels most at home playing big rhythm parts. These go for around $1.2k new with a case, so grab a bargain with attitude to burn.
Model: Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer
Made: China, 2008 (serial UC07123860)
Finish: gloss natural Korina (KO), white guard
Neck: korina, rosewood board, slim D shape, dot inlays
Mods: Grover machine heads fitted
Pickups: Original Epiphone Alnico Classic covered humbuckers
Case: Epiphone brand specialised hardcase, excellent quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. There's a bit of play-wear on the guard and above the strings, and the body has the occasional very minor dimple. The pickup covers have a bit of discolouration. 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. Frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 11/50s and sounding big!