The Explorer is a style of electric guitar that made its debut in 1958. The Explorer offered a radical, “futuristic” body design, much like its siblings: the Flying V, which was released the same year, and the Moderne, which was designed in 1957 but not… Read More
The Red Special is the electric guitar that was designed and built by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and his father, Harold, when Brian was a teenager in the early 1960s.
Under the ownership of Epaminondas (“Epi”) Stathopoulo, Epiphone was a leading manufacturer of hollow-body and archtop guitars. The company was bought out by their main rival, Gibson in 1957. In 1958, Gibson began to expand upon its Epiphone line of semi-hollow guitars.