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  • #2
    Oh dang, I want a Jackson Explorer bad!! If Jackson does an Explorer Custom Select, I`m getting one for sure.

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    • #3
      Never knew that about the Jackson Explorer! Now that you point it out, I can't unsee it!

      Didn't get to comment in your Jabsplorer thread but that was an awesome guitar.

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      • #4
        I had an 84 Charvel Explorer, and always found it uncomfortable to play the high frets. Not enough room for my hands by the 16 fret up. I don't know if the Charvel was based on the Gibson, and the Jackson was refined.

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        • #5
          I had an Ibanez Destroyer back in the early 80s, traded it for a Gibson Flying V which I still have and love to bits but wish I still had the Destroyer.

          I would love a Jackson Explorer, especially after seeing Adrian Smith of Maiden with one on a recent tour (Book of Souls?). Can't wait to see your pics, I could be up for ordering a body - I'm in the UK but have a mate living in the USA who comes over regularly.
          Last edited by darrellm; 04-04-2019, 11:12 AM.

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          • #6
            I've got a Charvel Fusion neck I picked up for a possible project. This is one of the ideas I've been kicking around. Doing an Explorer body. Partially because it seemed like it would be easier for a beginner to cut from a blank since I wouldn't have to do a belly or arm cut. That and I've slowly just been really beginning to like that shape.

            I wonder if they also changed the horn/cutaway slightly to avoid a lawsuit.

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              • #8
                Wow, that looks really cool!
                I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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                • #9
                  You know, this thread got me looking at KNE bodys, specifically the V and the explorer, since I just so happen to have a charvel model series that I am just not interested in putting any more work into, that neck would look sick on one of those bodies. thank you for the GAS
                  In the future though I need to remember to not buy guitars while on Nyquil

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                  • #10
                    Very cool. How was that Schaller strap lock installed on the neck plate? What kind of screw is it? Stock or modded somehow? I want to install strap locks on my Jackson Star.

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                    • #11
                      Not sure how Lee installed the strap lock on the back. We talked about though. Most of the SD Jackson and Charvel explorers have the strap button drilled through the top area of the center of the neck plate. Lee asked if I wanted to do that. I opted to have it set in the corner of the neck plate using the same screw. So I don't know what he used, but I can ask.

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                      • #12
                        Yes that drilling through neck plate works if neck pocket is full thickness style. Please ask Lee how he did the install.

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