COOL GEAR ALERT: Gibson Sammy Hagar Explorer

Sammy’s been using Explorers onstage quite a bit recently and it’s nice to see that Gibson has given him a signature model. I really like the matching pickguard/pickup bobbins/pickup rings/binding. Yo Sammy, you wanna send me one of these bad boys?

You can preorder the guitar from here.


Like every great electric guitar from Gibson USA, the Sammy Hagar Explorer begins with a foundation of supreme tonewoods. The body is crafted from solid mahogany and dressed with a cream binding—an elegant touch for an Explorer. It is dressed in Gibson’s unique “Red Rocker” finish in hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and adorned with a secret “ghost image” of the Chickenfoot logo randomly placed on the back, an emblem that can only be seen when viewed from a particular angle in the right light. A quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued-in in traditional Explorer style for supreme upper-fret access, and carved to a slim, fast profile that measures .800″ at the first fret and .850″ at the 12th. The rosewood fingerboard is also bound in cream, and the classic “drooped” six-in-line Explorer headstock carries a truss-rod cover with Red Rocker “R”.

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