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  • A rare korina tone machine, this 1963 Gibson Explorer features a 2-piece korina body and korina neck. It’s equipped with two patent # humbucking pickups. Gibson installed a Bigsby tremolo and a “Custom Made” plate in the mid ‘60s. Newer tuners and a 3rd strap button have also been installed. A rare piece of Gibson history, this guitar is in very good+ condition.
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  • Korina 2-piece body
  • Korina neck ('59 inked on serial number)
  • Assembled and released in '63
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays (new dots at 7 and 9)
  • Two patent # humbuckings
  • Pots date 44th week of '63
  • One newer knob
  • ABR-1 bridge (no wire)
  • Gibson installed a Bigsby and "Custom Made" plate in the mid ‘60s
  • Newer jack plate
  • All hardware is nickel
  • Newer (late ‘60s) tuners installed
  • 3rd strap button installed below heel
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Original hardshell case (Baldwin / Gibson)
  • VGC+

Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar (1963)

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SKU: 30U-20262

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$198,000 USD
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$198,000 USD
A rare korina tone machine, this 1963 Gibson Explorer features a 2-piece korina body and korina neck. It’s equipped with two patent # humbucking pickups. Gibson installed a Bigsby tremolo and a “Custom Made” plate in the mid ‘60s. Newer tuners and a 3rd strap button have also been installed. A rare piece of Gibson history, this guitar is in very good+ condition.
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  • Korina 2-piece body
  • Korina neck ('59 inked on serial number)
  • Assembled and released in '63
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays (new dots at 7 and 9)
  • Two patent # humbuckings
  • Pots date 44th week of '63
  • One newer knob
  • ABR-1 bridge (no wire)
  • Gibson installed a Bigsby and "Custom Made" plate in the mid ‘60s
  • Newer jack plate
  • All hardware is nickel
  • Newer (late ‘60s) tuners installed
  • 3rd strap button installed below heel
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Original hardshell case (Baldwin / Gibson)
  • VGC+