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Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2013 Limited Run 1958 Figured Explorer

Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2013 Limited Run 1958 Figured Explorer


Rainbow Guitars has now teamed up with the Gibson Custom Shop to bring you some of the finest guitars ever produced. These instruments with its flawless craftsmanship and new and innovative details were helped developed by us at Rainbow Guitars. With our 40 years of experience selling, playing and recording with Gibson guitars we have recently joined with the Gibson Benchmark dealers to share our ideas and expertise. These new Gibson Explorers are truly beyond compare and can only be found at a handful of very select dealers in the USA and Rainbow is very proud to be one.

We started by attempting to get the pickups to closely resemble the tone of what some of our favorite 1958-1960 "PAF" guitars sound like now. By under winding Gibson's new Custom Bucker pickup to a specified spec and comparing it to other guitars with original "PAF" pickups Gibson has brought back the clarity and sweet high end that everyone has been searching for. The guitar's body is based on a 1958 Explorer body shape and combined with a figured maple top and creme binding bring this Explorer rocking right into the future.

Serial # CS 301555

Weight 7lbs 15.5oz    

What is a Gibson Custom Benchmark dealer, you ask? There is now a very small and exclusive group of authorized Gibson Custom dealers that happen to be experts in the field of Gibson Custom and vintage guitars. Collectively, we represent over 150 years of combined experience in the vintage and rare Gibson guitar market. We collaborate with the Gibson Custom crafts people to produce distinct and rare limited edition guitars like you see here. Rainbow Guitars is proud to be one of these rare dealers. Gibson Custom recognizes the Benchmark dealers as a unique and valuable resource by inviting us into the design process, where Gibson relies on our hands-on experience to help them create exceptional guitars based on our many years of holding and playing some of the most rare and desirable Gibsons in their long history as a company.

As a Benchmark dealer, we have direct access to the Gibson Custom factory and builders, and we hand select materials and instruments to insure the highest standards of quality. As a result, we offer a complete Gibson fan experience through a wide selection of Gibson Custom product, unsurpassed expertise and service that extends above and beyond the ordinary. These instruments are part of very limited runs that are not available outside the Benchmark circle.

Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2013 Limited Run 1958 Figured Explorer Features:

  • Sunrise Teaburst Gloss Finish
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck 
  • 840 1st - 1.010 12th Fret Neck Profile
  • One-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
  • Trapezoid Inlays  
  • 24 ¾" Scale Length
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Switch
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Under-Wound Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Kluson Tuners
  • Nickel Hardware


  • Gibson Custom Shop Black Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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