thats awesome, I am the resident explorer junkie. (as far as I can tell) 1 thing though, I don't like the smaller bodies on these models.. Might be b/c I'm a taller dude and smaller guitars look funny on me, so I think anyway. Part of the reason I like explorers is b/c of the big body size. Actually, my epi explorer is bigger than my gibson. It wont fit in the gibby case unless you force it in there, which I of course did.. LOL
I really like the block inlays though . what pickups come in those? the 500T 496R combo?
Nice ax man! I scored one of these from a friend a few years ago and I'll never sell it. He put a set of Duncan pickups in it and it shreds! Not many were made with the block inlay and the ebony fretboard......double score