I love the V version and I LOVE single pickup guitars...But I just can't deal with that headstock on an explorer. I've been wanting an explorer for a while....just wish it had an explorer headstock...i'd be all over it then!
The wood combination probably sounds very interesting.... Maple body/Mahogany Neck/Baked Maple Maple fretboard and a Duncan HB-103 (which is apparently just a Distortion) all that for $299? Looks like i'm going to be sending ZZounds an email to beat the price and make 4 payments on it...wish they had the White one, The black is boring, and the Blue is kinda eh looking....the blue is growing on me, maybe it would look better with a white pickguard.