These "comparison" video by gain loving rock noodlers.....
Nothing these guys play is going to sound "unique."
Here's a good Flying V example:
I mean, the player is 90% of the equation but if you're looking for the other 10% you sure as heck won't find it with the noodle heads in these youtube vids.
Love the vid! Seen it before.
Sh*t this thread will be nuked-If anything, I'd say that vid is a good example of on type of compressed honky humbucker sound. Any position he toggles to you still hear how the timbre changes up and down the neck.
It'd be darn hard to pinpoint differences but I'd say, all things being identical, the biggest difference will be how the strings feel in the explorer with the different string break/distance behind the headstock. The necks both join in the same spot & the body thickness is comparable (I think) so the only other difference would be.....the can of worms....but I'm going to say it anyway...the different pieces of wood (of which two identical V's could sound different).