Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by zarg, Nov 27, 2017.
24 frets on an explorer is as useless as tits on a bull. Good luck with the fret access.
its an Explorer/Firebird but this is as close as you would ever get. And its also a 25.5" scale
not really, its because thats what Gibson did/does.... hardtail 22 frets guitars.
That's true, yep. But other companies make explorer shaped guitars too, I don't see why they'd need to copy that from Gibson... Jackson didn't.
And yeah, sure, the upper fret access might be pretty bad on those, but I guess the horn could be moved down a little to improve that. I mean, the Xiphos has a similar horn, yet the 27th fret is definitely accessible. I don't think moving the horn would change the shape too drastically...
The Xiphos doesn't have a giant block of wood for a neck heal though. Even the cheap bolt on series had nice fret access. About the only 'explorers' I've seen with good upper fret access are Jackson Kelly's.
Hey everyone - I've been out of the loop on these. What's the quality like on these guitars? Fret ends rough at all? Overall quality of craftsmanship and finish?
Sure, but I don't see why an Explorer made by a company other than Gibson/Epiphone would have to imitate that shitty part of the instrument The heel isn't exactly a defining element of the guitar anyway
They don't, but it's cheaper to have a square cut piece of wood than a shaped heel. Something to consider in a bodyshape that's rather polarising and unpopular (when I say unpopular, I mean non-super Strat).
You're no fun man.
Almost a chicken and egg problem when you think of it: the shape isn't practical, but since there's no demand to alter said shape either... The funny thing is that when there were requests of a signature Kelly after the Monark, IIRC Jackson said they were aware but that Marty Friedman wasn't interested. Explorers simply aren't associated with soloists (pun unintended).
Yep, that we can agree on. I still want one with said specs, though
if it makes you feel any better the only reason why I have a GAS for an explorer is thanks to him. And hopefully I would buy one by the end of this year if Sully release his take on it I have seen pics of. I could never gel with the finishes offered by Gibson. Never liked the pickguard either. I almost bought a second hand body only of that guy sig of the cartoon metal show, the silverburst one so I could re-finish it into something cool. Money was tight at that point so I bailed out. Kelly's could be cool? but I think they are way too "melted" for my taste. And the LTD's its jsut wrong, nope, just nope.... the JH sig snake bite is pretty cool tho. But Im dont like the Gibson scale on it, plus I dont like black guitars, white is ok?..... same with the Chapman, short scale is a nope
I aslo have a set of EMG Het-Set
Except when they release something like the above, only make a few, then discontinue it, because reasons.
Mine is flawless, great guitar for the price
Nice! Thanks for the input.
Would be great to hear of other people's experiences as well.
Well, hinestly, this is more the exception than anyting else. That's as relevant as arguing that Gibson is an Ibanez competitor.
no thanks, ill stick with my m-ll...
so now we have a thread to discuss the 24 fret explorer...and let this one get back on topic lol.
heres the link ---> http://sevenstring.org/threads/would-you-be-interested-in-a-24-fret-or-more-explorer.329936/
Ola is announcing the new guitar tomorrow.
Oh boy, I'm excited. Also where did you hear that from?
Ola himself on the Facebook Solar Guitars group.