Wow! Cool! A rare Gibson Custom Shop model in unusual Midnite Violet sunburst with gold hardware. This one is almost mint and seems to have spent its life untouched in its case. This Explorer doesn’t have the scratchplate and has the triangular control pattern with the switch adjacent to the knobs. Wonderful ‘Dirty Fingers’ pickups used by Explorers in the 80s give it a distinctive ‘growl’ full of harmonics, which the modern imitations just can’t match (and neither can ‘normal’ Gibson humbuckers).

  • Midnite Violet sunburst finish
  • Custom Shop limited edition
  • Rosewood unbound fingerboard with 22 frets
  • Scale length 24¾”
  • Dot markers
  • Gold hardware (unblemished)
  • No scratchplate
  • Dirty Fingers humbucking pickups
  • Original hardshell case
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