#1
I've been browsing for a new guitar for a while now, and after seriously looking at three different guitars (you guys may remember me posting about the EC300P), I found the one that took the cake yesterday.

A 2008 LTD MH-400NT. I usually am not interested at all in post 2006 LTD's, but to my surprise this one was made in Korea, so I gave it a shot. DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

First off was the price. Which in itself, is an incredible deal. I scored this guitar, in basically mint condition, for $150. Ridiculous. I always get mad at people who find ridiculous deals on Craigs List - now I am one of those people.

When I got the guitar, it didn't have the EMG's you see here (I just put those in today). It had unlabeled, open coil humbuckers. The guy selling didn't know much about the guitar - he was a bassist, just passing the guitar along for cash. Of course, I thought the pickups would be some POS no name, stock pickups. Even with the cost of good pickups, I knew I would still come out ahead in terms of profit, so I really didn't care that much.


I was WRONG. I opened her up. This was in the neck.


And THIS. THIS was in the bridge.


I was like...


I could not believe it. I still can't, really. The only crappy part is that I have no idea what model these are. I originally wanted to sell them, but after thinking about it, and given the fact that I don't know what they are, I decided to keep them. Right now they are waiting to go into my H-301 (whose EMG's I put into this MH-400).

The guitar itself is great. The best guitar I've ever owned. It has real Grover tuners, and an Earvana nut. This guitar holds tune extremely well for a fixed bridge guitar. I will say that having a battery compartment is an extremely nice. Although I had no problem with the battery in the control compartment in my H-301, it just looks nicer. Neater.

We all know what EMG's sound like. In case there's anyone here who still believes that EMG's negate tone wood, I'll say that this guitar is brighter than my H is. I don't like it as much, I like the darker tone, but it isn't enough of a difference for me to care that much.

For some reason, it feels better, but I'm pretty sure that's just new guitar enthrallment. This MH actually has a much smaller cutaway in the back than my H does. The elbow contour does seem to be a little nicer though. Could be in my head. It has the Thin U neck, of course, my favorite neck in the world. The frets are in better condition than my H, which is cool. I can get lower action with the same amount of buzz.

Here's some more pronz.

Dat quilt.


I believe this is a set through neck, because I can't see the neck wood on the back.

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#2
I cannot believe you removed a BKP in favor of an EMG

Either way, congrats

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Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance

#4
Lol. Whatever model it is, it's low output. It's just not what I need out of that guitar. Eventually, I most likely put the Gibson and BKP into a nice EC model.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#6
Quote by Offworld92
Lol. Whatever model it is, it's low output. It's just not what I need out of that guitar. Eventually, I most likely put the Gibson and BKP into a nice EC model.


Decently acceptable. If it's paired with a Gibby pup, it might be one of the vintage pups.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance

#7
/jealous
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#8
And another name to my hate list.


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#10


But..but..those guitars run used, stock, for $350 and you got it for 150 with BKPs and Gibby pups in it!!!!!!




It's criminal to get a deal like that

HNGD! You have no idea how jelly I am right now.......HNGD!!!

But seriously, I can haz?
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#11
What a score! Enjoy
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#13
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this NEVER happens to me!


welcome to the "i got a horseshoe stuck up my ass" club.


EAD Greg!

I immediately thought of you when I scored it. You were getting mad hate because of that Ernie Ball.

Thank you guys
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#14
Quote by gregs1020
this NEVER happens to me!





And offworld, I'm trying to convince myself you're lying. UG's deal of the year? Probably.....
Quote by FEngHLyan

She will join the prom.

She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#15
Wow, you could profit off this deal by selling the pickups alone (granted you find a way to identify them).

Congrats you lucky bastid!
#17
Nice install the gibson pickup and bare knuckle into the guitar along with the emg, 4 pickup guitar
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#18
Welcome to the "I scored on Craigslist" club, friend.
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Go from there.

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#21
Nice score!
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#22
Nice score! I've never been able to find a deal on ebay and don't even look anymore.

Why the dislike for post 2006 LTD's. I don't know anything about them so I'm curious because I'm up in the air right now on a new guitar and an LTD EC is one of my options.
#24
almost joined the club myself recently. Almost picked up a like new EC-1000 for $300 because they didn't know the value. If only i had money
#25
Not one for suprstrats and emgs but I respect the art of the deal and you sir have found a masterpiece. HNGD
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#26
I facepalmed so hard at the pickup photos.

SO HARD.

How can you have NO idea those were in there? I want to know how the guy got the guitar to begin with.
#30
I want that BKP. How much?
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#31
so many people complaining that he put in EMGs instead of the BKP/gib....jeez he said they are going in his H-301. read the whole post.

nice score! im curious to know what model that BKP is, but i guess theres no way to know. i was going to say look for other markings on it, but i just looked at my miracle man and there are no marks telling what it is .

i need to start looking on CL more


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