Product Ref: 31260
The 1984 EX is equipped with an EMG-85 neck pickup and an EMG-81 bridge pickup, which both have Alnico magnet-loaded coils. The EMGs deliver a beefy low end and a fat top end, as well high volume overdrive ideal for lead guitar. The active EMG pickups are superb at pushing any amp into overdrive, and you can combine the neck and bridge pickups for a head-ringing combo that will cut through any mix.
A mahogany body gives the Epiphone 1984 Explorer a warm and resonant tone with great sustain, as well as plenty of depth. Mahogany delivers good levels of grind and bite, which works exceptionally well with punchy rock music. The mahogany body also provides durability, and a tone that will mature over the years for a long lasting investment.
The 1984 Explorer EX's neck is made from beautiful mahogany which is sturdy and provides good durability. The mahogany gives the guitar a richer focus, with warm and full undertones; and it is coupled with an equally as warm rosewood fingerboard, ideal for creating articulate tones that are soft yet punchy.
The Epiphone Explorer EX is equipped with rock solid hardware, consisting of a Locking Tune-O-Matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece which is fully adjustable. They are locked in place, which works to keep your tone reliably in tune, and improves sustain. There are also Grover tuners on-board for stability, and the metal 3-way toggle switch ensures years of sturdy use and performance.
The 1984 Explorer is based on the Gibson Explorer which was one of the most radically shaped and 'futuristic' electric guitars when it was released. With its sharp, angular body shape, the Explorer screams heavy metal and rock at first glance, and it was especially favoured by rock and metal musicians during the 70s and 80s.