The Gibson Explorer and Flying V are two of the most iconic rock-and-roll guitar designs. They feature sleek, striking looks unlike anything else available at the time. These space-age guitars represent works of musical art in both looks and sound.
A response to competing designs at Southern California-based Fender, they were modest successes originally. Their outlandish shapes and fat tones became global icons in the hands of legends like Allen Collins and Jimi Hendrix and modern masters like James Hetfield and Lzzy Hale.
The Epiphone x Gibson 58 Korina Explorer and Korina Flying V are replicas of two of the rarest electric guitars in the Gibson catalog. Both feature natural-finished Korina wood bodies and the traditional Gibson 24.75-inch Korina neck. Their black-painted headstocks echo the icons of the past. Choose the striking diamond-shaped headstock of the Flying V or the “hockey stick” peghead of the Explorer. Black or white pickguards finish the look.
These musical beauties don’t stop in the looks department, either. Gibson offers them exclusively with their thick, heavy Burstbucker 2 and 3 humbucker pickups. They feature individual volume controls and a master tone, like the originals. The Explorer and Flying V look good strapped to you or hanging on a wall. These Gibson guitar classics are available in an affordable Epiphone reproduction with either black or white pickguards.
The Epiphone x Gibson 58 Korina Explorer and 58 Korina Flying V represent a moment in rock history. They’re a reminder that Gibson knows rock music better than anyone else.
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