GIBSON USA Explorer Robot LTD "Candy Apple Red + Richlite" (2008)


Tradition and technology combine in one innovative instrument! The Gibson Robot series offers a standard EADGBE tuning along with 6 other, totally programmable presets. Imagine being able to go from standard tuning to open G in seconds. All of the popular tunings are here. An incredible tool for the gigging musician. It even has a mode to allow you to set intonation! I know many folks didn't get why these were so cool, but a noisy, dark stage is not my favorite place to squint at an electronic tuner or trust my old ears. All other features are classic Gibson. The body is made of mahogany and the top is carved maple, a classic Gibson tone recipe. The mahogany neck features a Richlite fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. Gibson 490R and 498T humbuckers deliver big tone. A Stopbar tailpiece and a Tuneomatic bridge keep it rock solid. The finish is a cool Candy Apple Red lacquer. A great looking guitar with tone and innovation to spare.

This explorer sounds and plays great. The rounded profile neck is straight, the action is low and the frets are Full. The pickups sound great. All functions work as they should. Comes with all of the Robot gadgets as you would expect. Here's a great opportunity to grab a cool guitar. Collector owned, it has seen little playtime. In fact, a detailed view of the body's condition will portray no dings or scratches, just some faint poplish swirls in the right light. Comes in a Gibson hardshell case with paperwork.

The Gibson Robot series is one of the coolest innovations in years. Tuning accuracy at the flip of a switch. Access to tons of alternate tunings in seconds. If you are a gigging or recording player or even a beginner, you can appreciate the convenience of this system.


  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 082028

    Time of manufacture: 2008

    Place of manufacture: Nashville Plant, USA

    Neck Shape: 60's shape profile

    Fingerboard: Richlite Fingerboard

    Fret Condition: No Fret Ware

    Weight: 9.0 Pounds

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action

    Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"

    Colour: Candy Apple Red

    Originality: 100% Original.

    Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please See Pictures Below.