The Gibson Explorer 2016 T’s solid mahogany body delivers a big and punchy sound, while the 496R Hot Ceramic and 500T Super Ceramic humbuckers snarl with aggressive authority. This is a true, made in the USA rockmachine.
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