Limited Run Series – February 2009
Holy? You betcha’, and the pun is intended on this one. Taking its cue from last year’s highly successful guitar of the month, the Holy V, Gibson USA is proud to introduce the first offering of its new Limited Run Series guitars, the Holy Explorer.
An enormously playful take on the seminal Explorer, the Holy Explorer from Gibson USA offers all the meaty tone and speedy playability of the original model. Yet, while following the exact body lines of its iconic predecessor from the Modernistic Series of 1958, the solid mahogany body of this new Limited Run Series model is shot full of holes, creating both a lighter guitar and an interesting modification of the original Explorer’s resonant characteristics.
On top of it all, the Holy Explorer is certainly destined to be a collector’s item: available now from your nearby Authorized Gibson Dealer, it will be produced in a strictly limited run of just 350 guitars.
Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller
The Explorer has always been a rocker, but the Holy Explorer winds the X factor up a notch to crank out a contemporary descendant of the heavy rock sound. A pair of Gibson’s own uncovered ceramic-magnet humbucking pickups — a 496R in the neck and a 500T in the bridge — maximize output and sustain while retaining clarity and string definition.