"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
On tour in Australia in the autumn of '89 Larry had told Bono that if this is what it meant for U2 to be superstars, he didn't like it. It was one of the reasons for the musical and artistic revolution in the nineties.