C.F. Martin & Company’s website describes the D-28 as the “Dreadnought by which all others are judged.” This might sound like shameless self-promotion with a dash of exaggeration, but we assure you: they’re not far off.
Released alongside the Gibson Flying V, the Explorer was Gibson’s bold attempt to stand out with a futuristic, outlandish design that would appeal to innovative guitarists. Sounds great, except for the fact that they sold fewer than 50 of the original ’58-’59 Korina wood Explorers.
Although not nearly as famous or widespread as the Stratocaster, Telecaster, or Jazzmaster (or even the Mustang), the Fender Jaguar has gained an almost cult-like following since its release in 1962.
Dean Zelinsky was a master guitar luthier with a vision. In the mid-1970’s, Dean conceptualized a guitar that would produce the ultimate tone based on one specific technique – maximizing resonance.