"Saturday Night Underground product Review", i own a 1980 gibson explorer and several Les pauls also a epiphany Lp out of all of them the epiphone Lp plays the best its a limited edition traditional with the baseball bat neck and gibson burst bucker 11 usa pick ups so i wasn't surprised when the explorer showed up it plays very well picks will need to be changed like all epiphone's thats where the cut corners however i will say one thing about it jumped right out at me the frets are very small like a fender mustang or something my explorer and mp Lp's all have really fat jumbos don't remember ever playing a gibson that didn't have big fat frets dose play good i was surprised sharp frets no rolled over ends like the gibsons not bad package beautiful craftsmanship just swap the pickups rock on. It came with everything BUT a whammy bar. My main guitar that i used before this is a fender stratocaster. Guitarists who reviewed 1958 Korina Explorer play these music styles: Click on any music style name to find electric guitars likely suitable for that genre. the sustain rings out for days. And 2 days later it arrived, safe and sound. The price is low enough and the basic quality is good enough that hot rodding it is still a much more than viable proposition. It was about a 1/4" wide smooth spot. Did you? Oh the beautiful Corenne that is! My whole family is impressed with the guitar. Pickups are Alnico Classics, which have decent sustain and a pretty good tone, but are really no match for Gibson`s PAF pickups. 8 of 11 people (73%) people found this review helpful. Only draw back is the gold, I actually like the looks but it wears off quickly, but imho it just looks more rock and roll. 1958 Korina Explorer, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Epiphone belonging to the 1958 Korina Explorer model. I have been a professional musician since age 12 and have a vast knowledge of guitars and alike instruments. But late one night I pulled the trigger and crossed my fingers. Vidéos à découvrir. If you are a parent and thinking of buying a guitar for your kid, don't buy a cheap guitar and don't buy one that's overly expensive. pups are very good. Otherwise the customer service was great. ( I can go for entire hour long sets without having to re-tune, and I am not the most light handed player). =). Currently 31 years old, gigging 2-3x/week. This has taken a good amount of getting used to as I primarily play strats and tele's. See All Buying Options. This page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about Epiphone PRO-1 Explorer but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. Top positive review. If you play any Lynyrd Skynyrd this guitar is a must have! Played in high school but started taking it very seriously at age 47 for the last 3 years. The guitar arrived a few days late due to an ice storm, at no fault to zZounds. The fretboard is ok, could be better, but for the price you can't expect perfection. Did you? Reproduzindo a seguir. The rhythm pickup is full sounding and gets a bit muddy under heavy distortion but nothing crazy. very good value. by Epiphone. I would say that the asking price of this instrument is fair. il y a 5 ans | 12 vues. Get classic looks and tone at an affordable price. Very pleased overall with the sustain, rings forever. Again, as long as you mod the pickups and electronics, this is a great buy for the classic or hard rocker and I expect to play it for the rest of my life. And it having the black pick guard v. The white is WAY better for asthetics also. I've been playing 2 years now, and it is defo my main guitar, the thing is my pride and joy. All in all for the money it is a great sounding guitar. The original set up from the factory was relatively high in the upper registers, making playing fast there somewhat awkward. Pickup selector in a good out of the way place plug it in and crank it up! The Alnico Pro pickups are better than expected and hot, but not too hot. Rick Nielsen is the reason I've coveted this iconic guitar so long and I'm happy to have something that has both the look and playability of one. I've owned better Epiphone's and worse ones. I was aware of what I was purchasing when I placed the order. Signaler. ( I use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky 54-11's). Very thin neck that plays quick is ****! I tried this out in a store and i fell in love. I will eventually replace them with locking tuners. Rating is an average rating that is calculated by using publicly available numeric rating information musicians entered while writing review of Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer. Nevertheless, Mahogany body gives good and strong tone to this guitar. Epiphone has revived the use of korina for its limited-edition 1958 Epiphone Korina Explorer and given each guitar a natural finish that puts the wood’s delicate, luminous grain front and center. Once I did that, this thing sounds bloody sweet. There is zero fret buzz, btw. Read on for more. Unless you want a crooked switch, your forced to position it as the bridge pickup is the UP position on the switch and the neck pickup in the DOWN position, the reverse of standard positioning. Little bit of fret buzz but easily fixable. Chorder.com. Evaluating the stock instrument, I had to dock it two stars for the substandard pickups and the cheap Korean electronics plus the high action out of the box, even at this price point. Out of the box and all I had to do was tune it and plug it in. For the price, this is the 2nd best value in guitar I've come across, the other was a PRS SE (and not all of them are, I just happened to get a great one). 10:48. Tuners are Grovers. As a blues player, I love this guitar. i set the action a little low and she plays really quick. i have played and still own gibson guitars, and have pretty much been an epiphone snob. Few guitars come right out of the box ready to play fast on without a bit of adjustment, anyway. They hold tune enough to play a few songs as long as you aren't doing heavy bending, otherwise they slip. I have had a few people play this guitar in the few weeks I have owned it, a luthier, a collector and my buddy I jam with and they were all completely blown away with it and said they would not change a thing. But, the top and back are still veneer caps and the body on mine is made from about 5 pieces. I've been coveting korina Explorers for decades, and this is as close to the originals as I'll ever get. "Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer Guitar - better than expected, well worth the price". Sure the strat sounds beautiful but this guitar is soring high right when you play the first time. 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