Scan code: LN143983 Manufacturer code: DSXS00ANCH1

Gibson 70s Explorer Antique Natural

Gibson - 70s Explorer, Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Antique Natural

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Scan code: LN143983 Manufacturer code: DSXS00ANCH1
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Gibson '70s Explorer
(Antique Natural)

Gibson '70s Explorer Antique Natural

includes hardshell caseGibson's '70s Explorer stands as a testament to the brand's pivotal role in the evolution and history of rock 'n' roll. Each decade of Gibson's sonic offerings has left an indelible mark on the musical landscape, shaping the sounds of the era. The '70s Explorer, crafted by Gibson's expert luthiers, is a historic homage to that magic, delivering precision tailored, time-tested tones.

This iconic guitar features a nitro finish, Orange Drop capacitors, and 1970s tribute humbuckers, all meticulously designed to capture the essence of the '70s era. The overall design pays homage to the Explorer's debut in 1958, creating a harmonious blend of vintage aesthetics and timeless playability.

The '70s Explorer boasts masterful construction with premium tonewoods, a Slim Taper neck, a 22-fret range across its 24.75-inch scale, and a 12-inch radius on its rosewood fingerboard.

at a glance • Hardcase included
• ‘70s Tribute humbuckers with Alnico V magnets
• Slim Taper neck profile
• Gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Gibson 70's Tribute Humbuckers

Gibson '70s Explorer Antique Natural

heightened pickup outputThe '70s Explorer roars to life with dual Gibson '70s Tribute passive pickups, both of which feature a heightened output, perfect for screaming leads and thunderous rhythms. This pairing results in a heavy-hitting set optimised for overdrive, thanks to increased signal levels and wax potting to quell feedback, especially at high volumes.

This design ensures a punchy presence with ample breathing room, making it ideal for dropped tunings or for those exploring the heavier end of the spectrum.

Orange Drop capacitorsThe Explorer's controls are meticulously handwired with Orange Drop capacitors, ensuring era-accurate tones and providing a seamless platform to dial in your desired tone with precision. Whether you're dialing in classic '70s tones or exploring the heavier side of things, the '70s Explorer's pickup configuration is geared for a powerful and wholly expressive playing styles.

Solid Mahogany Body & Neck

Gibson '70s Explorer Antique Natural

rosewood fingerboardBoth the Explorer's neck and body are meticulously carved from mahogany—a tonewood highly revered for its tonal similarities to the African Limba, originally named "korina." This choice echoes the legacy of Ted McCarty, then-President of Gibson, who specified the use of korina in the original Explorer model.

Mahogany, famed for its balanced tonal spectrum, serves as the perfect tonal anchor. Its distinctive midrange is characterised through rich overtones and chiming harmonics. The end result is a tone that throws out formidable lows, punchy mids, and a treble range that effortlessly cuts through the mix without ever being overpowering.

As if all that wasn't enough, the '70s Explorer features a rosewood fingerboard. This fingerboard ensures articulate yet smooth playability across the entirety of the neck, maintaining note separation with clarity and precision. The combination of mahogany and rosewood makes for an overall well-rounded sonic palette, making the '70s Explorer a powerhouse for any player seeking a harmonious and balanced electric guitar.

Every Guitar Includes Professional Setup


It doesn’t matter what the value of the guitar, if you buy it from us we take extra steps to ensure you are completely satisfied with your instrument. Each guitar goes through a 22 step professional guitar set up process to make sure your new instrument sounds as the manufacturer intended it to play.

This means that your guitar may take an extra day to deliver, just so we can get these checks done. You’ll receive email updates once your guitar is ready for despatch.

We hope you feel it’s worth the extra time and patience we spend on your instrument.

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The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Explorer
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Colour Antique Natural
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim Taper
Neck Joint Set Neck
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Material GraphTech
Bridge/Tailpiece Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic & Stop Bar
Tuners Grover Kidney Bean
Neck Pickup Gibson 70's Tribute Rhythm Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Gibson 70's Tribute Lead Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 1 x tone
Switching 3-way toggle pickup switch
Title ’70s Explorer
Colour Title Antique Natural
Base Colour Group Brown
Sunburst No
Finish Gloss
Body Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Strings 6
Scale 24 3/4" / 628mm
Frets 22
Pickup Conf. (H)umbucker / (S)ingle Coil / SoapBar HH
Active Pickups No
Piezo Pickup No
Selector Switch 3 Way
Coil Tap No
Machine Heads - Locking No
Tremolo No Tremolo
  • 1 x Tone
  • 2 x Volume
Case or Bag + Hard Case
Additional Information
Scan Code LN143983
Model Number DSXS00ANCH1
GTIN 711106141916

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Gibson 70s Explorer Antique Natural
Gibson 70s Explorer Antique Natural