Gibson Explorer - The Clapton Cut - Yeah or Nah

Gibson Explorers. Classic cut or Clapton cut?

  • Classic cut

  • Clapton cut

  • Wtf even buys an Explorer?


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Beerfish

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I mean this is the one I originally fell in love with

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and then this one

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but having actually now owned and played one, that point is a pain in the arse for your elbow.
 

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Poetic Justice

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Might need to find one
Definitely the traditional.

I grew up thinking this guitar was exclusive to Hetfield, haha.

I'd like one some day, but it's a few down my list of wishlist guitars
 

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Classic Explorer, of course. Haven't quite liked a lot of the recent ESP takes on the explorer shape but that one Hetfield is playing is perfect.
Somewhat related - I have an Ibanez Destroyer ii and enjoy that shape just as much.

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Hetfields Eet *** is the most iconic I think. Don't like the Clapton one so much

Here's mine

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Oh baby

So beautiful...I'd have this but I think if I had to buy one it would have to be a closer to Hetfield style.

Although this one does give me memories of Lynyrd Skynyrd too though!