Gibson Explorer Custom takes it place on a limited run, with aesthetic and sonic territory compliments of a Custom-inspired set of appointments. It’s an upscale look on an electrifying shape which brings with it Gibson’s signature playability, instantly-recognizable voice and Gibson Custom’s unwavering commitment to craft.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com