"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
During the ZooTV Tour, U2 wanted to play a show in Sarajevo. Due to logistical problems they couldn't play there during that tour so instead they created a video uplink to Sarajevo during most ZooTV shows. On the Popmart Tour, they played their first (and so far only) show in Sarajevo, finally fulfilling that vision.