Gibson started producing the Explorer in 1958. The original run used korina wood and they produced less than 50 units. This is much more popular today and its futuristic appearance has now caught on with many guitar players.
This plan represents the original Explored design with the long drooping headstock, sometimes referred to as the "banana", or "hockey stick" headstock.
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The following tabs detail what you will receive with our Solid Body Electric Guitar Plan #17:
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Scale: 24.75" (628.7mm) Double Cutaway Body Body Maximum Length = 23.16" (588.4mm) Body Maximum Width = 167.47" (443.7mm) Body Thickness = (44.5mm) 1 3/4" Number of Frets = 22 Nut Width = 1.69" (42.9mm) Fretboard Width at 22nd Fret = 2.22" (57.3mm) Fretboard Maximum Thickness = 1/4" (6.35mm) Fretboard Radius = 12" (304.8mm) Neck Reinforcement = 18" Dual Action Adjustable Truss Rod with Hex Nut. Adjustable at Headpiece Neck Attachment: Mortise & Tenon Joint - Glued Peghead Type: Standard GLSS Peghead design w/ a 12.9 Degree Angle Tuning Machines: Schaller M6 Locking Tuners; 16:1 Gear Ratio (6) Left Bridge: Classic Nashville Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece: Gotoh Stop Tailpiece w/ .990” (25.15mm) Bushings Body: 1-3/4” (44.5mm) Honduras Mahogany Tapered Edges Neck: Honduras Mahogany Fretboard: Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
Number of Pickups: 2 (Matched Set) Neck Pickup: Based on Seymour Duncan Humbucking #SH1 Bridge Pickup: Based on Seymour Duncan Humbucking #SH1
Pickup Control: 3-Way Toggle Switch Left: Up Pickup On Center: Both Pickups On Down: Bridge Pickup On
Tone Controls: (1) Pot for Both Pickups Volume Controls: (1) Pot for Each Pickup Jack: Standard Top Mounted 1/4" Mono Phone Plug w/ Jack Plate
Master Plan Content:
Guitar Plan Showing Top of Entire Guitar, Inc. Fretboard & Headpiece Guitar Back View Guitar Left Side View Guitar Front View - Cut Through Neck Looking at Cutaway Lateral Section Through Body Longitudinal Section Through Body, Neck & Peghead Neck Sections @ 1st, 6th and 12th Frets Body Cavity Layout Showing all Routed Cavities for Pickups, Wiring, Controls Etc. Detailed Wiring Diagram Fret Spacing Table
The Included Template Sheet provides you with the following template layouts:
Body + Cavity Routing Template for Body Shape, Pickup and Control Cavities, Wiring Channels Neck Profile & Plan Incl. Headpiece & Tuner Layouts Pickguard Routing Diagram, Truss Rod Plate Routing Templates Fretboard Routing Template, Incl. Fret Positions and Fretboard Radius Guides