Gibson Explorer (1976, Korina Wood)

Here a 1976 Gibson Explorer, in natural Korina Wood. It’s a limited edition as labelled on the back of the headstock. Despite the angular look it balances well and plays well too. A model like this helped define the now well known sound of U-2. Originally designed in 1957, Explorers, Flying Vs and the rare Modernes have become collectible guitars. This example lives in its rectangular hard-case.