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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

Hi all,
I need Your advice - what do You think about condition of this guitar (see links to pics below) - is it worth of 1600$ ?
I am not a guitar tech expert, but frets condition do not look very good (they are yellowish not silver)- what do You think about it?
I do not want to waste my money for useless guitar (refretting is very hard task and expensive), so it is better buy a new one (but ff course not this model).

Here You are pics of this guitar:
http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/1.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/2.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/3.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/4.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/5.jpg
http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/6.jpg

Thx a lot for any help.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 08:16 PM
 
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

1,600? eh i'd say roughly, try alittle lower if not i say no IMO
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

Yeah, but this is ESP, so it is expensive (more expensive than Ibanez). Off course I consider other brand new guitars like Ibanez JS1200. I played JEM7VWH - great neck, very fast, excellent finish and design, but sound was not such impressive like on PRS or Les Paul Classic. Tremolo was strange too - very stiff. I do not realize that Steve Vai could use this on a stage and makes dive bombs by one finger

Try to take a look on fret condition: http://www.freewebs.com/limerick/3.jpg
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 09:53 PM
 
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

that is a SICK guitar. I've always wanted that one although I heard it's a bit heavy.

the frets look dirty to me so you'd just have to clean them off. But I'd go for the guitar if you have the money. I've heard nothing but great things from it and they are rare.
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

wow it looks like a 550 without the single coil and the maple fretboard, and of course the reverse headstock...
i would buy it thou.
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

One could even say it looks like a Strat.
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http://www.harmony-central.com/Guita...gnature-1.html

check that

$1600 seems the going rate,

But just quietly, the pics of that guitar did nothing for me at all
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

Last auction finished with price about 2000$ as I remember so the price is not bad I think. Sick guitar - what do You mean ?

I am not a blind Metallica fan and like different music styles. Unfortunately do not have enough money to get a real kick ass guitar - Gibson Les Paul Neal Schon Signature
Let me know where in Michigan I can find ESP guitars, JS1200 or Jeff Beck Strat
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

Wow, for an expensive guitar it looks super-cheap, like a Korean Strat copy.
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

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Originally Posted by Deeswift
Wow, for an expensive guitar it looks super-cheap, like a Korean Strat copy.
I dont know what guitar your looking at. Upclose on real esp's the overall workmanship is next to perfection as good or better than ibanez prestige, gibson custom, fender custom shop etc.
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Re: ESP KH-4 Custom Shop - opinion

i own a kh4 and they are incredible guitars and they are rare u can only get from custom shop now the used to retail for3999 u can see it in my pistures on here titled my kids
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