Blues Vintage Guitars, Inc. of Nashville presents … A 2009 Gibson USA Holy ExplorerOne of the most unique guitars
ever made by Gibson!The First of the 2009 Limited Run Series
And One of just 350 guitars made! Call (888) 407-2717 or (615) 613-1389 for more info Please scroll down to see all 40 HD photos! Blues Vintage Guitars Inc. is proud to offer this incredible and rare guitar 2009 Gibson Limited Run Series Holy Explorer.
This is the very first of the 2009 Limited Run Series guitars from Gibson USA, and is a prime example of Gibson’s imaginative spirit. This particular Limited Edition run was limited to just 350 guitars, and this is guitar #116, which is inked onto the back of the headstock, right under its serial number. Suffice to say, the guitar is rare. You don’t see them very often, and both players and collectors alike tend to hold onto them. This is one the best playing AND collectible guitars Gibson has made in the last 20 years! While the traditional features from the original Explorer design of the late 1950s are all still there — the modernistic mahogany body, traditional “drooping” headstock and hybrid neck profile – the carefully carved openings in the body give the Holy Explorer a new, more intense look and character. This new design serves more than just the guitar’s radical appearance, making it one of Gibson’s lightest production guitars to date.
The neck on the Holy Explorer retains the traditional characteristics of the original Explorer neck – 24¾-inch scale, 22 frets, rosewood fingerboard and figured acrylic dot inlays – and upholds its reputation as one of the world’s fastest guitar necks by delivering the same access to the guitar’s higher register of notes, which makes it the perfect rock and roll machine! The Holy Explorer also sports a single volume control perfectly positioned for swells, and two of Gibson’s hottest humbucker pickups — a 496R in the neck and a 500T in the bridge. Combined, these two ceramic humbuckers deliver one of the most powerful, crunching tones available on any Gibson, making the Holy Explorer suitable for a wide variety of musical styles.
Other Holy Explorer features include six in-line mini Grover tuners, which deliver smooth tuning action and accuracy, Gibson’s traditional stop bar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge, and a customized Limited Run Series certificate of authenticity and Gibson USA hardshell case with a white silkscreened logo. This guitar is in NEAR MINT condition, and barely shows any signs of play. There are no issues with the guitar whatsoever, and everything is in great working order. You will NOT be disappointed in this guitar in any way. Trust us! Take a good, close look at all 40 high resolution pictures below and don't hesitate to contact us directly (phone call is preferred) with any questions, concerns or corrections. Also, if you’d prefer to purchase it directly through our store please use one of the phone numbers located at the top of this description. We accept all forms of payment, including all major credit cards and bank wire transfers. Also, if you'd like to learn more about us, please Google “Blues Vintage Guitars” and visit our company’s web site and Facebook page. Please “LIKE” our Facebook page to receive all of our acquisition updates, as well as relevant guitar news from around the world. Thanks for looking, and good luck!
Payment & Shipping … Blues Vintage Guitars, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee, prides itself on offering the world’s most desired and sought after musical instruments and gear. Every instrument, amp or piece of gear is sold on a “first come, first served” basis. Unfortunately, we cannot “hold” anything for anyone. However, we do offer short-term layaway plans, but only on a case-by-case basis. Please call us directly for more details. Also note that this item is offered for sale through our Nashville office/showroom. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel the auction at any time without notice if the item should become unavailable for sale. Shipping Charges NOTE: The shipping charges listed below are approximate
and always subject to change depending on your exact location.
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Also, the cost of insurance affects the overall cost of shipping. USA - Lower 48: $65
Hawaii or Alaska: $85
(except South America, New Zealand, Australia, and some South Pacific destinations)
Australia, South America, New Zealand, and some South Pacific destinations: $275+ WE DO NOT SHIP TO: Africa, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Estonia, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Vatican City State, Middle East, Bermuda, Mexico, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and Western Samoa. Please note that our shipping charges also include a small fee for shipping materials (boxes, peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) as well as our time to carefully pack the items to minimize any chance of damage while enroute to their final destinations. Again, please read our feedback … WE DO NOT SKIMP ON THE SHIPPING! INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS are responsible for all Customs & Duty taxes, and we cannot mark the item as a “Gift.” Also, shipping charges are not the same to every WORLDWIDE destination. For example, shipping to some parts of Europe, and many parts of Central and South America from the USA are very expensive. Same goes for Australia, New Zealand, Asia and other destinations in the South Pacific. Therefore, if you live in Europe, Central or South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or some other far reaching destination in the South Pacific PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO PLACING A BID TO CONFIRM SHIPPING COSTS. If you do not contact us before placing a bid we reserve the right to cancel your bid without any warning. Details … Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-615-613-1389 or 1-888-407-2717, or email us with any questions. We would be happy to answer any and all questions, and we can also provide additional pictures … all you have to do is ask! Also, PLEASE ask any and all questions BEFORE placing a bid, as your bid is considered a binding contract and will be treated as such should you change your mind for no apparent or worthwhile reason. That said, we’re pretty reasonable people so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns, etc. Please take the time and check out our feedback to see what other people who’ve purchased musical instruments from us think about their purchase and our service. YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED IN THIS INSTRUMENT OR TRANSACTION! You are dealing with a very honest company that likes to make friends, not enemies. What we describe is what you get! And please check out our other auctions … We’ve always got some great, rare musical instruments up for auction, including RARE Gibson, Fender, PRS, Guild, Gretsch, Epiphone and Martin model guitars, along with tons of other very cool musical gear and memorabilia. Refund Policy … Any item or merchandise you may wish to return must be returned to us in its original packaging within seven (7) days of your receipt of it. That said, please note that we try to be very fair and accurate with all of our auctions and descriptions. Therefore we ask that you please take the time and read each auction and bid with very careful consideration. If any of the information we provide is incorrect, or the item or merchandise itself is grossly misrepresented, you will receive a refund, but only for the actual cost of the item or merchandise. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable, and there are no exceptions, under any circumstances. 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