"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
The song 'Heartland' is a homage to America and in particular the Missisippi delta that was the birth of the blues that Bono was getting interested in at the time.