Grab a guitar destined to be a collectible with the limited-edition Gibson Government Series Explorer solidbody electric guitar. Features a mahogany body, mahogany neck and a rosewood fretboard made from the confiscated wood. The Government Series gives you genuine Gibson sound and looks in an affordable US-made guitar. Limited to a run of 100 guitars, each Gibson Government Series Explorer uitar includes a custom olive green hardshell case.

Gibson Government Series Explorer

In August of 2011 the US Government raided the Gibson factory in Nashville and seized a large amount of wood. They seized stocks of ebony and rosewood they claimed were in violation of the Lacey Act. The wood has now been returned & the Federal charges have since been dropped.

Gibson Government Series Explorer features:

  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Not applicable
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Color: Government Grey
  • Neck Material: Mahogany, Set
  • Neck Shape: Rounded
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4″ (628mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood, 12″ Radius
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16″
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar
  • Tuners: Mini Grover
  • Number of Pickups: 2
  • Neck Pickup: Dirty Fingers + Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: No Middle Pickup
  • Bridge Pickup: Dirty Fingers + Humbucker
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle

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  • Steve says:

    I love my Gov. explorer. They should have done a better paint job on it. It fits so tight in the case there is no way there wont be paint rubbed off. I have seen the V, L P, EXPL, and have only seen 1 with out some paint problem. Other than that. They are great.

  • J Austbo says:

    I have 2 Goverment series 1 Explorers and one Flying v Series 1 .
    The Paint is very thin and not good on them .
    Otherwise they sound great and have very good necks with low action and very easy to play .


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