Vintage Original 1976 Gibson Explorer Same As Limited Edition + Ohsc No Reserve!

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Vintage original 1976 Gibson Explorer same as Limited Edition + OHSC No Reserve!

RARE to see these days 1st year of the original reissue

I ship worldwide - please see 'P&P and Payments' section for all shipping rates. Currency of this and all my auctions is GBP ¬£ Sterling you cannot bid in any other currency!!!!

This is an auction for a STUNNING vintage rare 1976 Gibson Explorer exactly the same as the 'Limited Edition' of 1976 but does not have 'Limited Edition' by the serial number which is a fantastic guitar and with it's original hard case it really is in good condition but as you can see from the pictures it has had a professionally done headstock repair.

The 1976 Explorer was first re-issued in 1976 as a limited Edition and is the most desirable of the modern Explorers. Later it seems, as it was such a success, Gibson let the model line run and in 1976 the normal Explorers were identical to the Limited Edition, they just followed on.

All hardware is original I think. The pickups are T tops and one has had it's cover removed, this also has a PAT number stamped on the back.  Pots are all original and dated 1976 and there are no routes or breaks anywhere apart from the headstock repair. This repair by the way was professionally done by one of the UK's leading vintage guar restorers and is a superb repair, it feels totally smooth and when you play it you cannot notice a thing!

It is in good condition overall apart from a few dings here and there (see pictures). It has all original finish and there is the usual wear on the gold plating. The case is still intact but has seen better days and has no handle plus some gaffer tape around the edges.

All electrics work great and both pickups are nicely balanced and strong. Guitar has recently had a pro setup and really does play great with no dead spots.

Please have a good look at the 20+ high resolution photos I have posted to fully appreciate the excellent condition this beautiful guitar is in

Serial number is 00241517 which dates it to 1976 (please do not email me and tell me it was made in 2001 - do your homework!!) and it has the Explorer logo. It has a really nice comfortable chunky neck with virtually no fret-wear at all, it has been really well cared for. It pays great and sounds really nice..! and you can tell why U2 chose several of these. 

This is a no reserve auction and the highest bid takes it. Guitar is located in Cheltenham, UK.

UK list price for these are over ¬£loads each so  therefore at 1p and NO RESERVE it may be a good bargain...

I will post for the rates in the 'P&P and Payments' section, or you are more than welcome to collect. Please note that some areas of Europe are more expensive (e.g. Greece) so treat the rates as a guide. Buyer is responsible for any duties or taxes in their own country.

Cash on collection from Cheltenham is welcome and no problem!

Please see my other auctions for loads more interesting stuff (as usual)...

any questions just ask. 

Thanks and good luck!

Winning bidder MUST make contact with me within 24 hours and let me know payment schedule and method or item may be offered to next highest bidder.

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