Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer Reissue (Black Pickguard) – Natural w/Historic Explorer Brown/Pink Hardshell Case

$ 9999.00

Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer Reissue (Black Pickguard) – Natural w/Historic Explorer Brown/Pink Hardshell Case


This is a brand new 8.4 lb 2022 Gibson Custom 1958 Korina Explorer reissue electric guitar that has a full factory warranty and is located at our Rapid City, SD showroom. The Gibson Explorer™ was way ahead of its time when it was introduced in 1958, and only 19 were shipped that year, but it has become very popular in the years since then. The classic vintage Explorer features have been carefully recreated in this Historic Reissue model. Featuring an ABR-1 bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, a korina body, Custombucker pickups, korina neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, two volume and one tone control with CTS® pots and a phone book capacitor, gold hardware, Kluson® tuners, and a 4-ply black pickguard. A historically accurate case is included, with a classic brown exterior and plush pink interior.


  • Body Shape: Explorer
  • Body Material: Korina
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS)


  • Material: Korina
  • Profile: 1958 Explorer
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: 1 Piece Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Reissue
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.86mm
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Joint: Hide Glue Fit
  • Headstock: 1958 Explorer
  • Headstock inlay: Gibson Logo in Mother of Pearl


  • Finish: Aged Gold
  • Tuner Plating: Aged Gold
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson with Celluloid Tips
  • Pickguard: ’58 Explorer Black 4-ply
  • TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover: True Historic Black
  • Control Knobs: True Historic Gold
  • Switch Tip: True Historic Amber
  • Jack Plate Cover: ’58 Explorer Black 4-ply
  • Control Covers: Brown Explorer
  • Strap Buttons: 2 – Brass
  • Mounting Rings: True Historic Black
  • Pickup Covers: True Historic Aged Gold


  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 500K CTS Vintage Taper Potentiometers, Phone Book Capacitor
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: 1/4” Switchcraft


  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Historic Explorer Brown/Pink Hardshell Case