Real deal ,Made in U.S.A. `76 Explorer from 1998 Production. Maybe from what will be regarded as one of the last great eras of Gibson guitars. Gibson's woes re finding timber & the other trouble they have been in are well documented. So, this guitar not only looks great, it may well be part of the beginning of the end! I really doubt they will be offering much in the way of real mahogany & rosewood instruments outside the Custom Shop in the future.
Body of this particular guitar shows plenty on sings of past use, clearly belonged to a player. Frets in great shape, no visible wear. Hardware also in way above average condtion for age.
Like all good Explorers, it's a great weight & surprisingly well balanced.
Comes with original Gibson hardcase.
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