"I think it's the most distinctive of my guitars. It seems that the body shape affects the sound somehow. It's a very vibrant guitar with lots of treble. When I was in New York with my parents, I went to some stores to look around. I picked up this second-hand Explorer and it was just so naturally good, and it felt right, so I bought it."
- Edge on using the Explorer as his main guitar in the early days, 1983
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".