^ That Explorer with gold hardware is badass!! I'd love to find a good deal on one of those some day, that or the Brent Hinds signature V has my eye at the moment. Lemme know if you ever are thinking of getting rid of that or getting bored with it and maybe wanna talk trade...
My very first guitar in 10th grade was a black Explorer, either a Lotus or Hondo (not sure) with a maple neck and fretboard. Man, I'd love to still have that today!
Anyway, nice rigs, all of ya'll!!
Explorers are one of the coolest guitar designs...I wanted one for about 25 years before I scored mine. Not likely I'll part with it, but full disclosure:
#1 It's an Epiphone, not a Gibson. That said, it is still a kickass guitar that sounds great (in part due to the Gibson 500T bridge pup, though the stock Epi neck pup sounds excellent as well) and stays in tune like a champ.
#2 I love it and play it at every show I do, and I'm a lot better at buying guitars than selling them, so chances are it won't be on the market at any time...ever. :D I lucked out on it, finding it on (in this case not so)evilBay in barely used condition, with case, straplocks, and the 500T already in there, and for just over half of what the guitar alone sold for new, about 1/3 what everything together would have run separately!
The good news is that if you're still interested, you know which model to look for:
They are out there to be had, and well worth it!