I'm on a V kick. I love the 70s V look with the short round headstock. This one even has the proper raised fretboard with no neck angle. It's a beater and I got a sweet deal. It's a great player. The fretboard is still smooth with some gloss. I can drop the action super shreddy low. It's nice and light. These were made by Fujigen along with the Ibanez, Electra (Hetfield's white V), Aria and I think one or two other names. The only differences being hardware and electronics. Well this one is the set neck version. There were also bolt on versions like Hetfield's.