Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX w/ EMGs, Alpine White

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  • Pair Of ESP 81/85 Pickups For Powerful, Meaty Sound
  • Mahogany Body Delivers Rich, Punchy Rock Tones
  • Smooth Mahogany Neck Paired With Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Sharp, Angular Body For Heavy Metal Appearance
  • Finished In Alpine White With Black Hardware

Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX w/ EMGs, Alpine White

The Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX w/ EMGs, Alpine White is based on the popular Gibson Explorer which was released with a mahogany body in 1984. The Explorer was favoured for its radical body shape, which includes sharp, asymmetric angles and screams 'heavy metal' at first glance. The body is made from mahogany, for a rich and resonant tone with plenty of deep warmth. The hand-set mahogany neck brings a smooth and full-bodied tone, and it is paired with a rosewood fingerboard for enhanced warmth and beautiful articulation. Powered by a pair of EMG Pickups consisting of a 81 at the bridge and a 85 at the neck; the Explorer EX is certainly not short of powerful, beefy tones that excel when used for rock and metal styles. Equipped with a Locking Tune-O-Matic bridge and Grover machine heads, the Explorer EX guitar provides the guitarist with reliable and stable tuning that will remain locked throughout the night. The Epiphone 1984 Explorer features an Alpine White finish, and black hardware; which together with the sharp body shape, creates the ultimate metal appearance.

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Loaded With EMG Pickups

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.

Crafted With Mahogany Body

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.

Mahogany Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard

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.

Reliable Hardware

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 Explorer Series

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.



  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Series: Explorer
  • Construction: Set Neck
  • Finish: Alpine White

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Nut Width: 1.68"

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Active EMG-81
  • Neck Pickup: Active EMG-85
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Toggle
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Strings: D'Addario 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
  • Bridge: Locking Tune-O-Matic/Stopbar