Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Natural 2007
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!