The Korina Explorer was light years ahead of its time when it was first introduced in 1958. With its angular, asymmetrical body and pointed headstock, the Explorer was unlike any guitar available. In fact, the Explorer was such a radical departure...
The Korina Explorer was light years ahead of its time when it was first introduced in 1958. With its angular, asymmetrical body and pointed headstock, the Explorer was unlike any guitar available. In fact, the Explorer was such a radical departure that only around 100 of the famed instruments were produced at the legendary Kalamazoo factory. What few have survived are now highly prized collectibles that sell for half a million dollars or more. Now, Epiphone brings back the one-of-a-kind legend in all its original glory made from beautiful Korina.
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I had this guy for a couple years, roughly 2011-2013 on a trade. It's a neat guitar for sure, korina is a very unique, midrangey wood that offers a very "dry" sort of sound that's cool when played clean and coupled with stuff like reverb and a light flange. Heavy sounds fall in the classic rock neighborhood for sure, which is not at all for me as I normally tune low and don't play in Skynyrd. I worked on a fair amount of post-rock sort of material with this in the time that I owned it and found it was very cool in that application.
This guitar the copy of the 1958 Gibson Korina Explorer. The wood offers a very nice sound. The neck is very easy to play on. The mics in the other hand are not so good (I personnaly have changed them).
I recently bought an Epiphone Explorer, I think it's a 1958 reissue but with a Mahogany body and Maple neck, as far as I'm concerned. Amazing guitar, really comfortable and it has BRUTAL tone! You should really check it out, its a great guitar and I can't stop playing it... One of my all time favorites. 10/10
A guitar that, just looking to it, doesn't leave you indifferent. Its body makes you feel cool and provides the player a feeling of dynamism. It is also an excellent guitar to experiment with different sound possibilities, both mellow Strat-like tunes to heavy sustained ,metal sounds