The original Gibson Chet Atkins Classic Electric Cutaway (CEC) was a revolutionary solid body classic guitar with the typical nylon strings and a fake sound hole in the middle of the front top. As deep as a regular Les Paul guitar was great to play and easy to have and the leg or on the shoulder even for a prolonged period of time. It has just two controls, volume and tone, on the front shoulder, easy to locate but not so easy to manage. Continua a leggere
Gibson introduced and started producing the Explorers in 1957 made out of Korina wood. Because production records are unclear, it is not known exactly how many were made, but the original production total has been estimated in less than 50 pieces.
The Explorer featured a long curved headstock with all the tuners placed in a straight line on one side, design that has been popularized by Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson Guitars and other electric guitar makers such as Kramer and Hamer 20 years later. Continua a leggere