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2013 Gibson Bill Kelliher "Golden Axe" Explorer. Couldn't pass this one up. 117 of 400 made. You don't often see a Gibson Explorer with body and neck binding and trapezoid inlays! It's a beaut! And the Lace Nitro Hemi pickups sound incredible.


 

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Nice!

Back in May, I stood across the room from him while he test drove a Flying V.
Apparently, it was the second time he was checking out that exact guitar.
So, maybe a V signature in the future?

Nice guy, too. Had his kids with him. We cracked a few jokes about guitar shopping with wives.
His wasn't there. Mine was. :p
 

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Nice!

Back in May, I stood across the room from him while he test drove a Flying V.
Apparently, it was the second time he was checking out that exact guitar.
So, maybe a V signature in the future?

Nice guy, too. Had his kids with him. We cracked a few jokes about guitar shopping with wives.
His wasn't there. Mine was. :p
He just played Toronto last week! Got a pic!

 

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Didn't Bill and Brent spec their gibson sigs to be basically vintage models? Either way this guitar looks absolutely stunning and I wish you years of happiness playing it.
 

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They are kind of stoner metal. Too many subcategories. The new album gets lots of play time in my car.
 

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Didn't Bill and Brent spec their gibson sigs to be basically vintage models? Either way this guitar looks absolutely stunning and I wish you years of happiness playing it.
Thanks Budda! Ya I think Bill based his sig Explorer on the Gibson E2 Explorers from the late 70's early 80's. I think Brent went with Epiphone for his newest V sig.
 

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I like their stuff more than the typical metal band. Wasn't he the one who ws interviewed saying that he doesn't like the music they play? Cmiiw.

Try and chew that acronym. Lol
That was their other guitar player Brent Hinds. I think he took a little heat for that comment. That dudes a outlaw.
 

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Love these -- I first saw one at the departed International Musicland in Ottawa and was stunned. It goes against a lot of what I usually like, but was simply gorgeous.

Very HNGD!
 

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I haven't yet caught the Explorer bug, but that is one beautiful example.

Really nice.

It makes me wonder what a black and gold double bound Explorer would look like.

I like dressed up guitars.

Congrats.
 

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Yeah the binding on the body really sets this Explorer apart and probably looks fantastic under stage lights.

On a related note I recently heard that on all the early U2 stuff the Edge played an Explorer.
 
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