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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Why does Kai Hansens Guitar cost so much?

http://www.bmusic.com.au/prod3308.htm

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why so much for this guitar jeez!
no doubt Kai is a god but damn.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 12:25 AM
 
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It's special order only. Other than that I have no clue why the price is rather high. Cool guitar though!
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It's expensive to find someone who will paint a guitar pink.
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Wow! almost 6 grand! I did notice that it is an Australian sit maybe they pay more for guitars over-there? Seems strange.......
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I only posted that link cuz htats the only site i could show you guys but I founded it for 4,000 dollars before though still too damn expensive.

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Wow! almost 6 grand! I did notice that it is an Australian sit maybe they pay more for guitars over-there? Seems strange.......
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 01:15 AM
 
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And its bolt on neck!
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Aussie pricing is completely out of whack with the US. They get screwed big time.
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And its bolt on neck!
Meh, There's alot of bolt on's that cost more than that.
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Aussie pricing is completely out of whack with the US. They get screwed big time.
You're not wrong. But, you think that's bad... you should see the mark up on Fender!

BTW, was Kai Hansens' guitar (when he was in Helloween) an ESP? I thought it was Fernandes.
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Re: Why does Kai Hansens Guitar cost so much?

Coz it's an E.S.P custom shop guitar. All the E.S.P custom shop stuff is priced around $5-6 grand AUD.

The E.S.P standard series guitars go for around $2-3 grand Down Under.

If you think those prices are bad, you should check out what a Prestige Ibanez goes for here, let alone a J-Custom.

Yeah, sometimes it sucks to be an Aussie.

Saying all that, i've been lucky enough to play an E.S.P custom shop Horizon, and imho it was more impressive than the only J-Custom I have played. Noticeably better tone to my ears, and the Q.C was impeccable. Both were awesome guitars, but for me, the custom shop E.S.P was the second best guitar I have ever played, just behind a 1995 Ibanez S540FMTP believe it or not. Damn I wish I had bought that S.

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I have seen one of these made by edwards and the price wasn't bad at all. Too bad it was in japan.. The site was www.ikebe-gakki.com, if I recall correctly.
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his always been ESP but i know his played Fender in the studio and a Gibson Katrina flying V on stage too!

but his never used jacksons I know that for sure.....

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You're not wrong. But, you think that's bad... you should see the mark up on Fender!

BTW, was Kai Hansens' guitar (when he was in Helloween) an ESP? I thought it was Fernandes.
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Thats crazy...
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Like HM 4 eva said.
It is ESP Custom Shop - special order!!
Very best quality everything.

Anyway wade through this, it explains HEAPS on US vs AUS pricing. It is an epic read so get your beverage of choice and start back in 2005......

http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/fo...it=Shanes+epic
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It's expensive to find someone who will paint a guitar pink.
That is funny as hell man!!
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