Gibson Custom Explorer Gloss Ebony 2008 [SN CS81343] (01/29)

$ 5243.67

2008 Custom Shop grade model with mahogany specs!

There was a Corinna version released in 2021, but this is a mahogany model made in 2008. However, the number of Custom Shop grade Explorers in circulation is small, and this Ebony color is much less common. The serial number and certificate of authenticity do not specifically say “58,” but it is definitely a “58 Mahogany Explorer.
The body and neck are mahogany, and the center 2pcs can be confirmed by the paint pull. The fretboard surface is rosewood, but it has a reddish-purple color with oil in the conduit, which is not found on current Indian fretboards. It must be Madagascar rosewood. The neck shape is generally fleshy, and the neck here is very 58-like. 2 original “57 Classic” PUs are installed. The rich tone is characterized by the crisp highs and rich lows that coexist with the mahogany only structure.

There are no noticeable damage on the body, only scratches, minor scuffs, and bumps. The gold hardware has a few scratches, but there are no problems. The tone knob has a crack on the inside due to age, but this is not a problem.

The neck is in good condition, and the truss rod can be adjusted to tighten or loosen, and can still be turned to tighten and adjust. There are no string marks on the frets and about 90% of the strings are left. Currently, the string height is adjusted at about 2.0mm on the 12F 6th string side and about 1.5mm on the 1st string side.

Overall, the guitar is in good condition with little signs of use. It can be seen that the previous owner took good care of it. Natural color and Korina models remind us of classic locks and have a high threshold. This one has gold hardware, but the point is that it more than adequately embodies the modern rock style! Considering the high price of regular new models and the used market, it is not expensive due to its rarity! If you are thinking, “Now that I’m older, maybe I should get a higher grade Custom Shop model…”, I highly recommend it! I’ve grown up and I’m thinking of getting a higher grade custom shop model!
Weight: 3.76kg
Neck condition is fine.
The truss rod can be adjusted to tighten or loosen, and can still be turned to tighten and adjust.
Only about 90% frets left.
Country of OriginMade in USA
CaseGenuine hard case
AccessoriesCertificate
Product rank A: Beautiful. There are some minor scratches.
Serial number CS81343

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Condition: Some scratches, dents and marks. If you would like to know more about this specific instrument, or have general questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Accessories: Please confirm the picture.

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