Epiphone Brendon Small Thunderhorse LTD Custom Shop Explorer + HSC Clean! 01080
This is a 2013 Epiphone Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer. Absolutely killer looking axe. Hard to find and also in clean condition with a bonus Epi hard case (these came with gigbag from the factory). Great specs including Burstbucker pickups with dual coil taps and a SlimTaper "D" profile neck perfect for shredding.
It has a fully bound neck with a "phenolic" fretboard, which looks and feels a lot like ebony to me. Front of body also has binding--Epi Custom Shop! Classic Explorer good looks with the sweet hockey stick headstock. Frets are in good condition and playability is top notch.
Cosmetically, it is very clean with a small smattering of scuffs and one mark I showed in pics. Light oxidation on the bridge and tailpiece. The back of the neck looks a little more matte (less shiny) as it's been lightly sanded so your hand doesn't stick as much on the thick gloss. This was done right using multiple grits all the way up to 5000 wet sanding and finishing with rubbing compound. It feels smooth and glassy. Weight is 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Comes with Epiphone factory case and case key. Currently set up with 11s. Shipping in USA is $75. Most sellers would charge twice that for a case this size, but I'm covering some of the shipping. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
Epiphone LTD Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
All-mahogany Explorer body boasts incredible sustain and tone
Dual Gibson BurstBucker pickups with push/pull coil taps for both humbucking and single-coil tone
1960s SlimTaper "D" neck profile plays fast and smooth, perfect for metal
The Most Brutal Explorer Ever!
Epiphone created the LTD Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer solidbody electric guitar with the help of Brendon Small, the creator of the show Metalocalypse. Brendon's metal mayhem earned him a Gibson signature model, and now it brings you a hard-rockin' Epiphone version that packs a ton of value. The Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer packs the hard-hitting tone you'd expect, with the added versatility of coil-tap switches to select between humbucking and single-coil tones. Designed for pure rock fury, you'll be impressed with the Epiphone LTD Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer solidbody electric guitar.
Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit, a one-of-a-kind signature guitar for one of the most eclectic and challenging artists working today. Do we mean Brendon Small? No! Dethklok, of course! Brendon Small is the co-creator and comedic--and musical--imagination behind Dethklok, the virtual metal band featured in the hit animated program produced by Adult Swim, Metalocalypse. And now with the "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit, Epiphone and Brendon have collaborated to create the ultimate 6-string weapon packed with exclusive features only found on Epiphone. It's a guitar worthy of "the world's greatest cultural force" and in the hands of Dethklok lead guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, a serious and potentially lethal musical weapon to be reckoned with. Billions of Dethklok fans have already noticed the Epiphone "Thunderhorse" as the ultimate Brendon Small Signature Explorer and have declared it totally metal times infinity.
Enter the Thunderhorse
The Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit features a striking Silverburst gloss finish on a classic Explorer profile. Both the body and neck are mahogany. The 24.75" scale neck has a 1960's SlimTaper™ 'D' profile and is hand-set and glued-in for incredible resonance and sustain. The super smooth and super fast phenolic fingerboard--which can only be found on the Epiphone "Thunderhorse"-- has a 12" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, a 1.68" nut, and pearloid dot inlays. The guitar has single ply cream binding on the body top and along the fingerboard. The classic Explorer truss rod cover on the Exporer headstock is black with "Thunderhorse" in silver silkprint.
BurstBuckers™ Go Metal
The "Thunderhorse" is powered by seriously cool Gibson USA BurstBucker™ pickups. The neck features a Gibson USA BurstBucker™-1 humbucker and the bridge position features a Gibson USA BurstBucker™-2 humbucker that is slightly overwound to emulate the legendary hand-wound PAF humbuckers produced at the historic Gibson-Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 50s. BurstBucker™ pickups are made with unpolished magnets and non-potted coils, just like the originals. This combination gives players subtle tone variations that make each Gibson USA BurstBucker™ humbucker - and your guitar - absolutely one-of-a-kind. And, you'll get even more power from the BurstBucker™ experience thanks to push/pull coil-tapping controls on the Neck Volume and Bridge Volume knobs, also an Epiphone exclusive.
Hardcore Electronics and Hardware
Epiphone and Brendon Small know that your axe is worthless (as in "not worthy") without high quality electronics. The Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit includes Epiphone's non-rotating 1/4" output jack and an Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector with a black toggle cap. Neck and bridge volume controls feature 500K linear potentiometers and the Master Tone knob is a 500K non-linear with 0.02uF tone capacitor. Hardware is also serious business at Epiphone and the Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer features a LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece combo, and Grover™ Mini-Rotomatic machine heads with a 14:1 tuning ratio.