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2003 Gibson Explorer Pro Transparent Amber

2003 Gibson Explorer Pro Transparent Amber

Regular price $4,299.99 AUD
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2003 Gibson Explorer Pro Transparent Amber

Made from 2002 to 2005 in Gibson's Kalamazoo factory, the Explorer Pro was a short-lived series of slightly shrunken down (approximately 90% scale) Explorers offered by Gibson that featured flamed maple tops, body binding and a no-pickguard design that allow for the beautiful tops to be shown off in all their glory. And oh boy, do they look good! Available in black, transparent amber and wine red, this Explorer Pros are very rare and very hard to come by. Genuine ebony fingerboard with block inlays, chrome plated hardware and a 2 volume 1 tone control layout, from the factory they're loaded with 500T & 490R pickups.

The mahogany neck is 24.75" in scale length and is beautifully crafted with its original 22 medium jumbo frets with fret nibs intact. The playability is wonderful and there are no dead spots or choked notes. The truss rod is functional and has an excellent range of movement with the neck straight as an arrow with no warp.

Pickups on this one have been swapped to Seymour Duncan's classic "Hot Rodded" matching set of SH-4 JB & SH-2n; they sound absolutely incredible in this guitar and are perfectly voiced to put out huge tone and sound amazing at any volume level.

All original aside from the swapped pickups, It's been freshly serviced and setup with 10-46s and a nice low action. In great used condition, it has it's fair share of dings, dents and chips but all is honest wear and adds to the vibe and vintage condition of the guitar. No structural issues whatsoever, no cracks, breaks or repairs. Unfortunately missing the original hardcase but these fit just fine in a regular Explorer case. Comes with a generic gig bag.


Make: Gibson

Model: Explorer Pro

Origin: Kalamazoo, 2003 USA

Body: 2-Piece Offset Seam Sassafras

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony w/ MOP Block Inlays

Neck Profile: Slim Taper Medium D, 24.75" Scale, 43mm Nut Width, 12" Radius

Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB, 15.5kOhms

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-2n, 7.0kOhms

Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets

Finish: Transparent Amber Nitrocellulose

Weight: 3.2kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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How much is shipping?

We offer free Australia-wide shipping for orders over $200 via standard courier services. For smaller items such as small parts and screws, we send via Australia Post regular mail service. All items below $200 are a flat $8.99 shipping rate. Express services are also available at an extra cost, just select it at the checkout and we'll get your order out extra fast!

How long does shipping take?

It varies based on the destination and the products ordered. Orders for items that are in stock with our Lewisham store "135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049", are usually shipped same day, however items ordered from "Deep Tone Warehouse Supply" are special order items that are not stocked in the store. These items can take 2-4 business days to arrive to us from the supplier; from there, the item will be dispatched from our store and the nominated method of shipping will be followed:

For "Standard" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 2-4 days
  • QLD: 3-5 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 5-10 days +
For "Express" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 1-2 days
  • QLD: 1-2 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 1-3 days

These estimates do not apply if the destination is regional or remote. Once orders leave our warehouse we have no control over the actual shipping time, however we'll do everything we can to ensure a prompt and problem-free delivery experience. If you need a more accurate estimate of shipping time please contact us.

Where do you ship?

We ship to most destinations in Australia, as well as overseas! We've shipped all over the world and if you're an international buyer, g'day and welcome! Rest assured whether it's Australia or the otherside of the world, your item will arrive safely, securely and fully insured. If the checkout is not allowing your shipping address, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Who do you ship with?

We use Couriers Please, Aramex and various other couriers for our shipments, as well as Australia Post for smaller items!

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