would you be interested in a 24 fret (or more) explorer?

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by M3CHK1LLA, May 23, 2018.

do you want a 24 fret explorer?

  1. yes!

    54.2%
  2. no

    27.1%
  3. maybe

    18.8%
  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    so we pose the question that has thrown ola's solar thread off for a few pages. it started when people were talking about a new shape he will be announcing soon.

    so as not to muck up his thread anymore, i thought id start this one because it seems there may be quite a bit of interest in a 24 fret explorer. some say they would buy one, others say it would be useless. personally i would love to have one.

    if you care to see how the discussion started, check here...

    http://sevenstring.org/threads/solar-guitars-by-ola-englund.326469/page-23

    if you shared a view on this topic in that thread, feel free to mention it here too for those who do not wish to read about it there.

    now it doesn't matter if its an epi, gibson or any other brand, would you want one?

    what are your thought? vote and discuss!
     
  2. McBrain

    McBrain SS.org Regular

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    Sure, but only if it's got a short'ish scale (24.75"-25"), SS frets and is perfectly balanced (no neck-dive).

    But I'm pretty sure that Gibson, Epiphone, Schecter and probably others have made explorer-style guitars with 24 frets in the past.
     
  3. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Why not just get a Schecter E-1. Probably made in the same place. :lol:
     
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  4. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    wow...33.3 voting so far lol

    edit: dimes ml's only had 22 frets

    bad joke? nevermind...
     
  5. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Don't know if there's much to discuss about this, but yeah. I want one. And I have one :lol: but it doesn't play well because it's a Jackson neck on a Kramer body and the fit isn't perfect. Actually it's the neck pickup that's slightly in the way, but yeah.

    Edit:

    Ooh, that Schecter E-1 looks neat, apart from the headstock. Guess it's time to start looking for one of those :lol: I haven't had any GAS in a long time, but goddamned it, now I do :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Dineley

    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    for me, as long as they get the balance right and the other features are good I'd be down, 22 or 24 frets isn't selling point for me, but I do love most explorers.
     
  7. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    I wouldn't mind otherwise, but I've written a few parts for my band that go all the way up to the 24th fret on the high E-string, so I definitely need that. Although, to be fair, I could just change those few notes, since there's literary two of them :lol: but I just can't be bothered.
     
  8. Lukhas

    Lukhas SS.org Regular

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    But you know how SS.org works, right? "If it didn't have pickup mounting rings, didn't have the Sustainiac, was available at Thomann or second-hand, then I'd be interested?":rofl:
     
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    KnightBrolaire git gud scrub

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    Considering I already have a couple of explorer type guitars with 24 frets, yeah I'm down for more.
     
  10. Chokey Chicken

    Chokey Chicken mouth breather

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    I have one of the 7 string schecters. Schecter's explorer shape is my second favorite, only beat out by the legit Gibson shape. And considering Gibson dropped the 7 string ball with theirs, schecter has the nicest 7 string explorer by far. 24 frets was something I always wanted in an explorer, too, so when schecter announced their models, I was stoked.
     
  11. bostjan

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    One of the first seven strings ever made was a Gibson Explorer...

    The catch?

    It looked like this:
    [​IMG]
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I think it’d be cool, if for no other reason than possibly making the 22nd fret a bit more accessible.
     
  13. Smoked Porter

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    Sure why not, just because more options is better. Though I'd be more interested in a traditional looking 22 fret explorer with 25.5 scale. Even scale isn't that big of a deal though, cause if I ever get one all I'm gonna be doing is playing Metallica anyway. :lol:
     
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    After all sorts of guitars with similar horns either better or similarly designed, a mockingbird, charvel star, and an ironbird, I would be totally down for a 24 fret explorer if all other things were proper.
     
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    "Would you be interested in [unimportant details] something something Explorer".

    ...

    Yes.
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    you could play papa hets parts, then you would have to stop, put it down and pick up kirks to play the 24 fret parts...
     
  17. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    A 24 fret KL would be the shiznat!
     
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    Jackson Kelly's are 24 frets...
     
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    I mean, this thread is great, but, I have a feeling that if a manufacturer were to take notice, the argument over specs that would follow would kind of nullify this whole discussion:

    "28 3/8" scale" "No! 24 3/4" scale!"
    "Floating trem" "No! Hardtail!"
    "Any color except flat black" "No! Only black...wait, what am I saying?!"
    "Duck season" "RABBIT SEASON!!!!"
     
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  20. jl-austin

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    And while you are at it, trim the body down some, that way you don't feel like you are playing a "big old car" on stage!
     

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