Explorer 2017 HP

Upgraded rock machine
The 2017 Explorer HP combines raw power, scorching tones, and extreme sustain, into a pure and iconic rock design that's been classed up with super premium features.
Still sonically aggressive and with tons of brute force, the Explorer 2017 HP adds a bit more of the modern comfort and subtlety to its arsenal, not diminishing one bit its fierce rock capabilities.
Its solid mahogany body and powerful pickups are met with unheard of quality of tone transmission and absolute control over the action. Add to that its even faster neck designed for guitar soloists and its super smooth polished frets and you have one of the meanest, best sounding, and easiest to play Gibson guitar ever made.
The guitar is delivered in a classic Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.
 

Body and Neck
Mahogany body. Mahogany neck with soloist neck width, Explorer slim-taper profile, and rosewood fingerboard with 22 polished frets. Dots Mother of Pearl inlays
 

Pickups and Electronics
496R and 500T humbuckers. 2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. Gold plated multi-contact jack
 

Hardware
Chrome aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and locking steel studs. Chrome aluminum Stop Bar with locking steel studs. Chrome knurled UFO knobs. G FORCE™ auto-tuning system
 

Protective Case
Classic Gibson hardshell case
 

Additional Specs
Premium leather strap, Gibson multi-tool and polishing cloth

Top Product Specs

Top Product Specs
Explorer 2017 HPUpgraded rock machine
SeriesCore HP
Body StyleExplorer
BackMahogany
TopN/A
Weight reliefN/A
BindingN/A
NeckMahogany
Neck profileExplorer slim taper
Neck width1.745"
HeelFast-access
FingerboardRosewood
Scale length24.75
Number of frets22 polished frets
NutTitanium zero-fret adjustable nut
InlayMother of Pearl dots
BindingN/A
Binding StyleN/A
BridgeAluminum TOM with titanium saddles and steel locking thumbwheels
TailpieceAluminum Stop Bar with steel locking studs
KnobsChrome knurled UFO
TunersG FORCE™ with improved gears
PlatingChrome
Neck pickup496R
Bridge pickup500T
Other pickupN/A
Controls2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 aviation grade toggle switch
Finishes availableEbony, Heritage Cherry
CaseClassic Gibson hardshell case
Quantity availableNot limited