Gibson Explorer

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Gibson Explorer

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Title:  

Gibson Explorer
Date:
1958
Publisher/Studio:
Kalamazoo, MI: Gibson Inc.

Content Description: 

The angular Explorer was introduced as part of a line of guitars designed by Gibson's Ted McCarty in 1958. These new and unusually shaped instruments were made possible by their solid-body construction. Without the need for hollow sound chambers, guitars could be made in almost any style, as long as they were comfortable to play. Like its Flying V companion, the Explorer was considered too radical at the time and was soon discontinued. It was reissued in the late 1970s and 1980s to greater success.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.034

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