#1
I need some input on this guitar. I was thinking about getting it, so if anyone has any feedback on it I would really appreciate it. I primarily play metal and heavier music. But I play a little of everything, like Alternative, blues, rock, classical etc. etc. Thanks!

EDIT: Figured I better add some a couple of things. Main reason I ask, is since I can't find one in the states I would have to import it from japan...and since that means the guitar will be fairly expensive, I just want to get some insight on it. Aside from looks, it seems like it might just be an alright guitar, and for the price I could get a MUCH better guitar. But I'm in love with this guitar, so I want to try to hear from people who might have first hand experience with it.
Last edited by CochiseOfHatora at Dec 4, 2008,
#2
The MG-145X is the signature model for hide of X Japan. It's an interesting guitar to say the least since he played generally Speed Metal/Power Metal/Glam Metal with it in X Japan and as a solo artist he used the MG model to play Alternative/Industrial/Pop-Rock and even some Reggae. The thing is though he probably didn't use the stock pups. But it should be pretty good quality.

This guitar has the same build minus the Sustainer that the MG-145X comes with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4SLDpBj7w0

EDIT:

Found a video of someone using the same model you're looking at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9XZZ1xrSZE&feature=related
Last edited by Wakisazhi at Dec 5, 2008,
#3
Quote by Wakisazhi
The MG-145X is the signature model for hide of X Japan. It's an interesting guitar to say the least since he played generally Speed Metal/Power Metal/Glam Metal with it in X Japan and as a solo artist he used the MG model to play Alternative/Industrial/Pop-Rock and even some Reggae. The thing is though he probably didn't use the stock pups. But it should be pretty good quality.

This guitar has the same build minus the Sustainer that the MG-145X comes with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4SLDpBj7w0

EDIT:

Found a video of someone using the same model you're looking at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9XZZ1xrSZE&feature=related
Yeah, hide ranks up probably in my top 20 guitars. Not a top 10, but not lower than 20.

I love the guitar's looks, the guitar doesn't seem like it's a bad guitar either. But I just know I'd be getting ripped off for what I'm paying for it =/ and it's really hard to bring myself to do it. But I love the guitar. I can't seem to find it anywhere either...But thanks for the input.
#4
If you have the money to blow, go for it. But trust me, this is not a $1500 guitar. If you are going to spend that kind of money, get a really good guitar. I'm personally getting the Mockingbird ST from B.C Rich and getting it custom painted into the mg-145hy. Cheaper than the mg-145 and better quality, same EXACT look = you can't beat it. The ST is also made for the same stuff that hide liked. Thrashing and bashing. Tearing and wearing. ^^ It's neck through too! Runs for about 900 but you can ebay it for about 700 and get it painted for about 400 TOPS. Hope this helped.

This is an old post, but I was in this same predicament about 2 weeks ago.
Last edited by hideto98 at Dec 1, 2009,