Hey guys, here are some pics of my 3rd Explorer build. It is based on a ‘58 body shape with my own neck dimensions and headstock. The other big difference is I prefer the no pick guard look of the ESP explorers, hence no pickguard. Here is where I’m at so far. The trussrod is a rip off of the PRS two-way turnbuckle design. The reason I prefer this over a SM or LMII two way rod design is, A- less wood ia removed B- less metal in the neck C- cheaper (once you factor in the cost of reverse thread tap/die I capped off the channel with a piece of scrap mahogany, and planed it down flush.