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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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LTD Jeff Hanneman JH-200: worth buying for $430 / 350 Euros?

Hi all!

This is my first post. I live in France and i play guitar for about 15 years. I now have a Fender MIM Strat but already had a Jem 7DBK (that unfortunately had to sell. ).

I've found a store in Europe (where i live) that has a new JH-200, the newer version with black hardware (The ESP Guitar Company | 2012 USA Website) for 350 Euros / $430. These are usually sold for 550 Euros / $670.

I play mainly 80's thrash metal (Anthrax's Among the Living era, Overkill, Metallica, Kreator, Forbidden, Heathen - that tight trash metal riffing) and the usual suspects for shredding and lead work (Paul Gilbert, John Pretucci, Steve Vai... The usual sweep/alternate picking style...).

I was primarly interested in a neck-thru guitar (the JH-600 would be awesome but way out of my price range), HH config with tremolo, but for this price the JH-200 (even if it's bolt-on) seems like a good deal... or not? What do you guys think of this model in terms of playability, sound, finish?

I can't find any good reviews of the JH-200 and I know it's not a high end model, but is this a solid, worth considering guitar? Or should i save up a little more and get something better (like a LTD M-300 or a MH-350 or a Jackson SLX)? My budget is about 700 Euros / $855, but of course it would be better if i could spend less and still get a good guitar.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: LTD Jeff Hanneman JH-200: worth buying for $430 / 350 Euros?

Youre always better off saving your money to get what you want the first time
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Re: LTD Jeff Hanneman JH-200: worth buying for $430 / 350 Euros?

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Youre always better off saving your money to get what you want the first time
^ This.

The main thing is that you don't settle for less. With a 700 Euro/850 USD budget you should be able to pick up something better than an LTD on the used market that's in great condition. It's a buyers market right now anyway. Keep your eyes out and take your time, the right deal will come along sooner than you think.
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