Designed to meet the demands of the metal players of the 1980's, the Explorer servers up immense rock and heavy tone with the versatility offered by a pair of EMG Humbucker pickups. The classic Explorer design was originally introduced in 1958, which served as a lightweight, ergonomic body that offered something with a little bit more stage flair than traditional electrics at the time.
Built for rock-solid performance, the '84 Explorer plays as good as it looks. Crank up the EMG Humbuckers for savage rock tone and sustain.
The savage rock tone of the Explorer is offered up by a pair of EMG humbucker pickups. At the neck, an EMG-85 uses two Alnico magnet coils with a wide arpeture which thickens up the low end nicely. At the bridge, tone is handed by an EMG-81 which really shines once you send the volume into overdrive. Combine the two and you'll have a head-ringing combo that cuts through even the busiest metal mix.
The mahogany neck is hand-fitted and glued into the body and features a 24.75” scale, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68” nut width, and a 12” radius. The 1984 Explorer EX includes Epiphone’s trademark LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone StopBar tailpiece, which provide solid string tension and quick tuning accuracy.
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck shape: SlimTaper “D” Profile
- Scale: 24.75”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12”
- Nut width: 1.68”
- Neck Pickup: Active EMG-85
- Bridge Pickup: Active EMG-81
- Controls: 1-Master Volume, 1-Master Tone, 1-Bridge Volume
- Battery: 9-volt, hinged compartment in back
- Pickup selector: Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: StopBar
- Hardware: Black
- Machine Heads: Grover with small metal buttons
- Colour: Antique White
- Typical Weight: (+/- 5%) 8.3 lbs
- Strings: D’Addario 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
|Neck Wood||mahogany, set|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||explorer style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||mahogany body|
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