Vintage Design Guitar by CreamTone • New Gibson Explorer 2016 T
THIS BLACK BEAUTY IS WICKED!
CreamTone Vintage Design brings the tone, look and feel of the great vintage guitars from the 1950s and ‘60s back to modern Gibson USA Les Pauls.
We've rebuilt this Gibson Explorer 2016 T from the ground up with our full line of parts. Each piece is handcrafted in the USA for best quality and performance.
If you’ve ever thought about completely outfitting a new Gibson with CreamTone parts, but didn’t want the hassle of parting out a new guitar and being stuck with all the leftovers, this is your chance to do it the easy way.
The guitar came to us brand new and has never been owned or played outside our shop. It features an incredibly lightweight solid mahogany body and neck, and a dark rosewood fingerboard with beautiful grain. It weighs 7.5 pounds.
The finish is factory fresh and 100% original, as are the Plek’d frets and nut. The rest of the guitar is pure CreamTone! Upgrades to the guitar are listed below. Click on an item for a full description. (Please note that the hardware on this guitar was custom made in gloss gold. The links below show the hardware in our standard nickel finish. If you're interested in CreamTone gold hardware for your guitar, please contact us.)
Other hardware includes gold Grover tuners and strap locks (the Grover buttons are compatible with Grover or Schaller strap locks), a custom harness with the finest CTS pots and a vintage Bumblebee capacitor from the 50s, and a Historic truss rod cover. We've also cut one of our custom NOS wide-bevel black pickguards and an Oreo jack plate for the Explorer. Both look spectacular on this guitar!
The photos were taken outdoors in sunlight. You can see reflections from the trees in the finish but there are no major imperfections. Although some light marks may be present, this is a brand-new guitar.
The stock Gibson gig bag and all the factory case candy is included along with a CreamTone COA. The guitar has been set up with our favorite Ernie Ball Hybrid pure nickel strings and dialed in to play like a dream. Of course, things can settle a bit during shipping and minor adjustments may be necessary when you unpack it, so were including an extra set of strings.
This is an opportunity to own a new, custom-built 2016 Explorer for about the same price as the stock guitar at the big-chain stores*. But unlike those, this is a very special instrument you’ll be proud to take on stage night after night.
Includes free FedEX shipping in the US! Choose "Free Shipping for Guitars" at checkout.
We ship worldwide! International customers please contact us before purchasing for delivery options and rates.
Sorry, discount codes do not apply to guitars.
Handcrafted in USA.
*A $200 upcharge for gold hardware had been added to the $1299 MAP.