Gibson Explorer Sammy Hagar Red Rocker Signature

All Hail the Gibson Explorer

When it comes to guitar models you have your classics like the Stratocaster, the Les Paul, or the SG, and you have your more ‘out there’ models like the Telecaster or even the Flying V.
Then you have models like the Explorer.
The Gibson Explorer has always been quite the unique, and eye-catching design. Love it or hate it, this guitar certainly has a recognisable look and for the signature guitar of a man like Sammy Hagar, recognisable is the only way to go.
Sure enough, the Red Rocker Signature certainly stands out from the crowd.

What Makes The Red Rocker Signature so Special

Sammy Hagar spent decades rocking the stage, so it’s no wonder Gibson were looking to name a guitar for him. The Gibson Explorer was an excellent choice of model.
With its iconic lightning bolt shape, and stark, red/white contrast, the Red Rocker was always going to be something special, but they went all out to make sure this was an unforgettable axe.
The Red Rocker Signature has a solid mahogany body and neck, a rosewood fingerboard and two uncovered zebra pickups. The neck position ’57 Classic is warm and bluesy while the BurstBucker 3 at the Bridge is, quite simply, a rock machine.

The Red Rocker is a Rare Find for Sammy Hagar Fans

If you’re a fan of the legendary Sammy Hagar then you’ve got a tough search ahead of you. The Red Rocker Signature was only ever a limited run – and when we say limited we mean limited. Only 250 of these beasts were ever made so unless you’re a serious collector, you’re unlikely to get your hands on one of these any time soon.
In fact, your best chance of trying this guitar out is probably to take it for a spin here on Tonepedia. Give it a go and see if you think the Red Rocker lives up to the legacy of Sammy Hagar.

Gibson Explorer Sammy Hagar Red Rocker Signature technical specifications

Manufacturer Gibson
Made In USA
GTIN 14 00711106014166
Manufacturer Part Number HB, DSRRXRRCH1
Colour Black
Left/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 6
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Pickup Brand Aguilar
Pickup Active/Passive Active, Passive
Tremolo Yes, No
Tremolo Brand Aria
Left-Friendly? Yes, No

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