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Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer
Manufacturer Gibson
Period 2011
Body type Non-Chambered
Neck joint Mortise & Tenon
Body Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Pickup(s) 2 Burstbuckers
Colors avaliable
Color(s) Silver Burst

The Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer is a type of electric guitar released in 2011. It had a limited run thorough Gibson. The guitar was inspired by Skwisgaar's main guitar on the show, the Gibson Explorer. Brendon Small was approached by Gibson to make a signature Dethklok guitar and had it built to his specifications. Upon release the guitars sold for a price range at around $1,500 with the original retail price at around $2,779.


  • Explorer body style
  • Mahogany body (non-chambered)
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim, fast neck profile
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • White swirl acrylic dot inlays
  • Gibson BurstBucker 2 bridge pickup with Alnico II magnet
  • Gibson BurstBucker 1 neck pickup with Alnico II magnet
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • 2 Volume/1 Tone control with
  • black top hat knobs
  • Chrome mini-Grover tuners
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Corian nut
  • Gibson PLEK system setup
  • Chrome hardware
  • Black Bell HS silver "Thunderhorse" truss rod cover
  • Thin grain-textured finish