FOUR HORS3MEN, on november 15, 2012 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Price paid: $ 699.00
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Features: Hey guys I just got my new ESP KH 202 as a back up to my Soloist and I must say I'm very impressed... Its got a nice fast neck (24 frets), great Floyd Rose... The p-ups are not actually EMGs they are knock off ESP pups but for the price of the guitar there really nice. If you are looking to use this as a main guitar I would switch those out for EMG 81s. // 9
Sound: Currently I'm using the ESP with a Line 6 Spider IV and its a really nice setup... For heavy riffs with alot of crunch this guitar is great. I bought it with the mindset of playing alot of Metallica and Megadeth songs the day I got it I could tell it was a good choice. // 10
Action, Fit & Finish: Set up very well... No flaws and guitar center set it up for me perfect. No cheap parts extremly solid guitar. Stays in tune for long time and and like I said before no flaws. Tuning nuts are great, the string locks are great especially with the Floyd Rose, now I can do tremelo dives and not worry about the strings falling out of tune. // 8
Reliability & Durability: Will withstand countless time of play hardware wil most likely last throughout the guitars life... I would play numbers of show with this thing in my hands finish gets a lot of fingerprints but will never fail. If you want to play fast heavy riffs you can count on this guitar to get the job done. // 9
Impression: This thing is amazing... If your interested in playing heavy crunch riffs with a lot of speed this is for you... The first song I tried on it was Holy Wars by Megadeth and the galloping intro just came natural and everything was so smooth this guitar desrves 10/10 5/5 %stars etc... // 10
christhehammett, on november 15, 2012 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Price paid: $ 350
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Features: My KH was made In 2011, made in china. It has thin 24 fret neck made out of tree wood.
- Bolt-On Construction
- 25.5" Scale
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 42mm Locking Nut
- Extra Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- Black Hardware
- ESP Tuners
- Floyd Rose Special Bridge
- 3-Way Switch
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Master Tone
It has passive stock LTD humbuckers. // 7
Sound: This guitar is made for metal, but the pickups sound very thin so I don't really use this guitar. In fact I returned. I mainly use a Marshall Haze 40, which is pretty good. Its not that noisy. You can play pretty much any kind of music on this, but I hate the stock pickups. // 6
Action, Fit & Finish: The guitar was fine out of the box, action was the way I liked it, the pickups were well adjusted. One problem was the Floyd, it was not setup correctly so I had it set up at the shop. I hate basswood body guitars, but this one was fine out of the box, no scratches or anything major. // 8
Reliability & Durability: I think it could withstand live playing, I would however change all of the hardware after a while just because it is low quality. The strap buttons are fine, and I would definitely not gig with this without a backup. I like to mess with Floyds a lot during shows and this guitar does not stay in tune all that well when I do. I had this guitar for around eight months and the paint on it still looked quite excellent. // 6
Impression: I mostly play metal but do play some blues and rock sometimes. I have been playing for 4 years, I bought this around a year and a half ago. I also own a 2011 Gibson Explorer which is my main axe alongside a PRS SE model which is great also. I actually traded this guitar in for the PRS, overall it felt better and had way better hardware for only $100 more! If this guitar were stolen I would definitely not buy it again. I liked this guitar at first, but then after 6 months I realized how much I hated it, It had cheap hardware and I wasn't a beginner anymore. I also got it at a pretty cheap price as back then they were $500 new (which is a ripoff). Now they are $350 new which is a much better price. The LTD M-100 has all of the features of this guitar, minus the signature and the skull inlays, but plus the flamed maple top, for $300! Used for around $200! That's a better deal, and all the hardware is the same. // 6
pointblank36, on november 15, 2012 of 0 people found this review helpful
Purchased from: Music Tree
Features: no clue what year it is, bought it in 2010. Made in Korea.
24 frets, 25.5" scale, Thin neck, jumbo (XJ, assuming extra Jumbo?) frets, Maple neck.
Basswood body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.
Gloss black finish with black nickel hardware
Axe style body
2 Volume, 1 Tuner, and a 3-way selector
2 humbucker pickups, EMG-HZs
ESP locking tuners
bought it used from a music store, nothing else. // 9
Sound: It works for my styles of music. Sounds really heavy when it needs to. also sounds very bright.
I use a Peavy Transformer 112 with tons of effects and it works great.
it can make a variety of sounds with a huge range.
it goes out of tune too much which sucks majorly.
the rose sounds awesome when its in tune // 10
Action, Fit & Finish: Dont know. Pickups work and sound awesome.
everything was set up perfect.
Couple of nasty chips and scratches on the back.
in my opinion i would never get another guitar with a Floyd Rose or i would never change the strings or change em once and leave it. // 7
Reliability & Durability: This guitar will withstand live playing, its built to Kirk's guitar that he tours with and is famous for.
The hardware is very tough and lasts though the Floyd Rose doesnt like to stay in tune :/
Strap buttons are screwed to the strap. VERY strong.
I can depend on it if the Ernie Ball strings didn't mess it up so much :S the rose is WAY off kilter and i cant adjust it :/ and replacing strings take forever.
The finish is nice but it does scratch. // 6
Impression: I play heavy music and light music and it works good with them.
Ive been playing for a year and a half. 2 Strats, Douglas shadow (les paul) and a Lauren Acoustic.
If i wouldve noticed it was used at the shop i wouldntve got it.
if it was stolen i would not buy it again because to me it isnt worth the $450 new and the newer versions pickups SUCK ASS.
I love the pickups and the light weight. I hate the Floyd Rose because youre limited on what string you can use.
I compared it to the rest of the guitars at the shop and looking back i wouldve taken the Ibanez or the BC Rich.
I wish it had lighter strings and a better cable plug. // 7