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Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass

Gibson has added a new Explorer Bass model for their USA line. The solid mahogany bass takes its body shape from the original Explorer guitar, first introduced in 1958, and comes in a Silverburst finish.

Gibson USA Explorer Bass

The Gibson Explorer Bass has a full 34″ scale and features a glued-in, quarter-sawn maple neck with a Preciosa fingerboard. The Explorer’s electronics are a pair of high-output ceramic Thunderbird pickups, with volume controls for each and a master tone knob. Hardware on the bass includes a set of In-Line Grover Mini Bass tuners and a 3-point bridge with adjustable saddles.

The Gibson Explorer Bass is handcrafted in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It’s available now, with a retail price of $2,249. For more info, visit the Gibson website.

Gibson USA Explorer Bass Specs:

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Quarter-sawn Maple
  • Fingerboard: Preciosa
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dot
  • Scale: 34”
  • Nut: Corian
  • Tuners: In-Line Grover Mini-Bass
  • Bridge: 3-Point with Adjustable Saddles
  • Pickups: 2 Thunderbird Ceramic
  • Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
  • Finish: Silverburst