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    Best Explorer Style Guitars With 2 Volume Knobs in 2023

    Here you'll find the best Explorer style guitars with 2 volume knobs .

    Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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    1. Solar E1.6 Priestess

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    Solar E1.6 Priestess
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    Playability 80
    Sound 84
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 79
    Overall Score 79

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    • Neck profile shape: C (9 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (5 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (5 votes)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (5 votes)
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    • From Solar's 2020 Artist series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Duncan Solar/Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Duncan Solar (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose 1000 bridge
    • Solar C Shape Set neck
    • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners
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    Solar E1.6 Priestess
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Coil Split Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

    2. Schecter Balsac E-1 FR

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    Schecter Balsac E-1 FR
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    Playability 80
    Sound 84
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 79
    Overall Score 79

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    • Neck profile shape: C (10 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (12 votes)
    • Pickups power: Hot (9 votes)
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    • From Schecter's 2020 Artist series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge
    • Ultra Thin C Set neck
    • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Schecter Locking tuners
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    Schecter Balsac E-1 FR
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence

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    Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence
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    Playability 80
    Sound 82
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 78

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    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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    • From Dean's 2021 Select series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Eastern Mahogany body
    • 3 Piece Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
    • Slim C Set neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners
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    Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

    4. Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence

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    Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence
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    Playability 80
    Sound 83
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 78

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    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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    • From Dean's 2021 Select series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Eastern Mahogany body
    • 3 Piece Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Evertune bridge
    • Slim C Set neck
    • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners
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    Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Stays in Tune (Evertune)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    5. ESP Snakebyte Camo

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    ESP Snakebyte Camo
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    Playability 78
    Sound 79
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 62
    Overall Score 77

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    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Hot (1 vote)
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    • From ESP's 2022 Signature series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • 1Pc Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
    • Thin U Set neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Sperzel Locking tuners
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    ESP Snakebyte Camo
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    6. ESP Snakebyte

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    Playability 78
    Sound 79
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 62
    Overall Score 77

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    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Hot (1 vote)
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    • From ESP's 2011 Signature series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • 1Pc Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
    • Thin U Set neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Sperzel Locking tuners
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    ESP Snakebyte
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    7. Jackson Pro Series Signature Phil Demmel Demmelition Fury PD

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    Jackson Pro Series Signature Phil Demmel Demmelition Fury PD
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    Playability 83
    Sound 79
    Build quality 65
    Value for money 81
    Overall Score 76

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    • Neck profile shape: D (19 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (19 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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    • From Jackson's 2019 Artist Signature series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple neck
    • Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) bridge
    • Speed Neck-Through neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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    Jackson Pro Series Signature Phil Demmel Demmelition Fury PD
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Tremolo
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar

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    8. Dean USA Patents Pending Z Flame Top TBZ

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    Dean USA Patents Pending Z Flame Top TBZ
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    Playability 80
    Sound 74
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 60
    Overall Score 75
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    • From Dean's 2019 USA series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.6"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Mahogany body
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Tune-O-Matic (With Z Plate) bridge
    • Patent Pending Spec. C Shaped Set neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Vintage Style Grover tuners
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    Dean USA Patents Pending Z Flame Top TBZ
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    9. Dean USA Time Capsule Z

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    Dean USA Time Capsule Z
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    Playability 80
    Sound 74
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 60
    Overall Score 75

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    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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    • From Dean's 2017 USA series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.6"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Mahogany body
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Tune-O-Matic (With Z Plate) bridge
    • V Set neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    Dean USA Time Capsule Z
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    10. Dean Z Select 24 Kahler

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    Dean Z Select 24 Kahler
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    Playability 80
    Sound 79
    Build quality 62
    Value for money 74
    Overall Score 74

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    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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    • From Dean's 2021 Select series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Eastern Mahogany body
    • 3 Piece Eastern Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Kahler Hybrid bridge
    • V Set neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Grover 18:1 tuners
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    Dean Z Select 24 Kahler
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

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