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.
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