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This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

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Our Custom Made Thunderhorse Guitar


Thunderhorse Guitar

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2 Humbuckers


2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch








Chrome Hardware



About the original Gibson Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer


For fierce riffs, eviscerating tones, and all-out metal mayhem, there's no one heavier than Dethklok... or, in the imaginations of their creators, at least. As the resident death metal merchants on Adult Swim'sMetalocalypse, Dethklok epitomizes no-hold-barred rock excess; but as much as the band members on the TV show are fictional, the music itself is very real. As performed by Brendon Small in the studio, who also does the voice for Dethklok's Gibson Explorer-wielding lead guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, the guitar playing behind this animated phenomenon is powerful and compelling, and has garnered enough fans to warrant two actual album releases—The Dethalbum (2007) and Dethalbum II (2009)—and a series of live tours, with Small and supporting musicians playing live, accompanying animated characters on the big screen.



In honor of this virtual/actual sensation, Gibson USA introduces the Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer, a top-flight metal guitar that is very much real, and patterned after Skwisgaar Skwigelf's weapon of choice. Dressed in a stunning Silverburst finish, appointed with the finest electronics and hardware available, and rendered in the shape of the most radical electric guitar in the history of the instrument, the Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer is a fitting tribute to the musical achievements of Small and his animated partners in rock, although the guitar—unlike its namesake—is entirely flesh and blood... or, wood and wire at least. It packs all the meat and muscle to lash out the most menacing metal, yet is capable of purring sweetly when desired, and naturally it offers the kind of stellar playability that you have come to expect from more than a century of Gibson guitars.



Gibson Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer Guitar Features
- Solid Mahogany body with satin Silverburst finish

- Super-fast slim neck profile

- Thunderhorse engraved on truss rod cover

- BurstBucker 1 in the neck and BurstBucker 2 in the bridge

- Mini-Grover tuners with an efficient 14:1 turn ratio



A slim, fast neck profile with a thickness of .800 inch at the 1st fret and .850 inch at the 12th fret makes it easy to get your riff on with speed and agility, right up to the 22nd fret of the black ebony fingerboard, thanks to the Explorer's classic easy-access shape. A dense Corian nut, cut on the computerized PLEK for total precision, enhances the transfer of vibrational energy into the neck, while that classic pairing of ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece at the body end provide the perfect blend of adjustability and solidity, and all of these critical components work together to optimize the guitar's resonance and sustain.



To maximize all of this tonal splendor, the Gibson Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer is equipped with a calibrated set of Gibson's popular BurstBucker humbucking pickups, which comprises a BurstBucker 1 in the neck position and a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2 in the bridge position, for the perfect output balance between the two pickup selections. Made with unpolished Alnico II magnets and unpotted coils that are wound to slightly different numbers of turns of 42-gauge plain enamel-coated wire, just like the originals, these are some of the finest reproduction PAF (patent applied for) style humbuckers available today.



Wrap it all in Gibson's menacingly beautiful grain-textured Silverburst finish in nitrocellulose lacquer, which offers a tactile matt surface to the touch and a fast-feeling neck, and this tribute guitar has got the looks to play the part, too.



Our Replicated Thunderhorse Guitar


So what are your options if you want to go such an attractive explorer? Well, you can shell out a ton of cash for a vintage one or you can spend more and specially customize a new one (This item has been discontinued.). But if you don’t want to drop a ton of coin on a real Gibson, you can of course get a brand new copy of the Dethklok Thunderhorse at a fraction of the price.


In the past years, many of our customers also talked about the guitars with us, and hope we can make replicas of it. So to realize their dreams, we launched the Dethklok Thunderhorse replicas. Our replicated Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer guitar is a fully-detailed reproduction of the Classic Silverburst guitar—complete in its unmistakable look, sound, and feel.

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All guitars in our custom shop are created by the craftsmen who are famous worldwide. Besides, we also have some professional tuners who are specially responsible for testing and tuning guitars's tone. Every guitar before shipping, we repeately test and tune to make sure it is nearest to the original one in tone. So you can be assured about the quality...

If you are looking for a guitar like this now, don't pass it by...


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More info about our replicated Thunderhorse Guitar!




The body of the orginal Thunderhorse Guitar is crafted from solid mahogany, a light, resonant timber long revered for its outstanding tonal properties. Mahogany is known for its excellent depth, warmth and richness, all of which combine in a musical and well-balanced frequency response. Our replicated guitars strictly follows it in this side.





Like the origianl Thunderhorse Guitar, the neck on our replicated guitar is made of  mahogany and carved to a super-fast slim profile for a smooth playing feel in the hand and superb speed up and down the board. The angled headstock and mahogany neck work together to provide exceptional tonal richness and resonance from the neck, with a good string definition and sustain.




The truss rod cover on our replicated Thunderhorse Guitar is made from black plastic and shaped like an antique bell. "Thunderhorse" is engraved on the cover.





Like the original guitar, our replicated Thunderhorse Guitar is also finished in Silverburst, a distinctive Gibson finish that displays a silver center and black edges.




Our replicated Thunderhorse Guitar has an independent volume control for each pickup, a single "master" tone control and a three-way toggle switch, just like the original guitar.




So what have we got? Our replicated Thunderhorse Guitar is a balanced, consistent, well playing, sweet sounding and extremely versatile guitar with outstanding looks! A guitar with personality. It's possible to set the string action real low without buzzing. It's not only limited to playing Hard Rock and Heavy Metal though; you also get nice blues, jazz or even Country sounds out of this axe.




About Pickups

It is worth mentioning that the pickups we select are Wilkinson pickups. We have to admit that Wilkinson pickups are not as good as the original pickups. But they are more attractive in quality and price, saving much money for our customers. Most of our customers reflected the pickups are beyond their imagination, stable and reliable enough!

Of course! If you insist on the original pickups, and we can find them on the market, and can afford it. We are pleasant to install the original pickups for your guitars. But the price will be much higher than guitars with Willinson pickups. Be prepared!



Brendon Small on playing his Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer



Gibson Explorer Guitars Wall

Here you can see some other Gibson Explorer Guitars. If you are a fan of them, you can customize any one here in our custom shop. It is our pleasure to realize your guitar dream.


All available in our Custom shop!



Aiming to build your dream guitar!


Except the copies of guitars from famous players, most of the guitars that we build are custom-made based on the customers’ needs. There are so many different options and variables that it doesn’t make sense to have a standardized order form. The best way to go about obtaining this information is for you to contact us and let us know what it is that you’re looking for. We can discuss these options and figure out what is best for you. Your business is important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. We want this to be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.

And please, don’t be shy if have any questions about our guitar. And don't be afraid to bring us troubles. Our customer service staff and other workers are pleasant to exchange with our customers, as they can learn new knowledge and get some exercise from the process


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