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Light-years ahead of its time right from its unveiling in 1958, the radical Explorer and the Government Series II Explorer from Gibson USA takes that revolutionary spirit to the max, in a guitar commemorating a notorious era in Gibson history. Constructed using woods that were seized by the Feds, then returned once there was a resolution and the investigation ended, this bold axe is the perfect weapon with which to fight for your right to rock. The timelessly modernist Explorer design is dressed in a distinctive vintage-gloss Government Tan finish, with the Government Series II graphic—a bald eagle hoisting a confiscated Gibson guitar neck—and black chrome hardware. A genuine piece of Gibson history comes in the form of a solid, one-piece rosewood fingerboard made from stocks returned after the resolution, and each guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. And the Government Series II Explorer’s tone is far more than visual. With a pair of Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers, among Gibson’s hottest pickups ever, it’s primed to slash and burn with maximum vengeance.
Solid mahogany for superb resonance and sustain, crafted in the radical Explorer style.
Glued-in mahogany neck with ‘60s profile and unbound one-piece fingerboard made from rosewood returned by the Feds.
Vintage gloss Government Tan.
Two hot Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers, for maximum rock action, with individual volume controls and master tone, with a three-way selector switch.
Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and Grover™ tuners, all in black chrome.
Black pickguard with Government Series II graphic, black Speed Knobs, and black pickup rings.

Celebrate An Infamous Moment In Gibson History