#1
Hey
I am buying new guitar for Metal (metalcore, thrash,death,..) and I can't decide between these guitars,..

ESP-LTD M-400 - 260€
ESP-LTD KH 202 - 350€
ESP LTD M-1000FM See Thru Black- 399€

I own Engl Powerball, if its any help
Tnx guys
#2
What bands do you want to sound like? Are all of those guitars available for you to play? On paper the M-1000 is going to be the best.

The KH 202 is a signature guitar, and I would recommend that you only buy it if it feels the best to play between those guitars. A lot of what you're paying for with the KH202 is the name.

Try out all of the guitars through a Powerball if possible so you'll know what it should sound like with your rig. Don't rule out any other brands though. Try out some Ibanez, PRS, and maybe even some Epiphone and Charvel guitars. Try everything you can get your hands on.

Best of luck.
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#3
Have you tried the guitars? If yes, which of them felt/sounded the best to you? If not, try them. And as said above, also try other guitars.
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#4
I cant test any of these guitars :/ So i just want to know which of these 3 is considered the best one ? I have Ibanez (xpt700, Rg-something, prestige)..but it does not fit my head well.. maybe xpt is kind a good, but not what i want.. And i am in love with esp (Ltd)
#5
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On paper the M-1000 is going to be the best.


+1

Most likely in practice, too.
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#6
the 1000 series is obviously the highest quality. the 400 series definitely holds up against them despite lacking the fancy trim that's standard on the 1000s. signature guitars are generally sub par, the 202 is going to be the lowest quality of them all, i'm also of the opinion that buying signature guitars is for nerdlets.

also the biggest piece of advice i can give you is that you try the guitar before you pay for it. you might like the way it looks but hate the way it feels in your hands. liking how your guitar looks is a good thing, but most people will tell you that liking the way it plays is more important.
#7
Quote by kurtebirdi
the 1000 series is obviously the highest quality. the 400 series definitely holds up against them despite lacking the fancy trim that's standard on the 1000s. signature guitars are generally sub par, the 202 is going to be the lowest quality of them all, i'm also of the opinion that buying signature guitars is for nerdlets.

also the biggest piece of advice i can give you is that you try the guitar before you pay for it. you might like the way it looks but hate the way it feels in your hands. liking how your guitar looks is a good thing, but most people will tell you that liking the way it plays is more important.


What if the guitar has specs on it that you can't get elsewhere?
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#8
I am a nerdlet...ahh, who am I kidding? My buddies call me the Grand High Nerdus...among other things.

I only have one actual sig guitar, and its specs are indeed the reason I bought it. I had never heard the name of the artist whose sig it is, even though I had heard songs he played on.

And looking at my (extensive) G.A.S. list, I have about 4 or so other sig models I want...all based on specs, not personalities.
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#9
The M1000 looks pretty cheap. I mean, it's over €900 new on Thomann. It looks like a pretty good deal. Do you know the condition of the guitars (I assume they are all used)?
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Hartke HyDrive 210c
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Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
#10
Quote by MaggaraMarine
The M1000 looks pretty cheap. I mean, it's over €900 new on Thomann. It looks like a pretty good deal. Do you know the condition of the guitars (I assume they are all used)?


Yea, they are all used, but i cant test them all becuse i must go to another country to get them and i am going there only once.. not 3 times to test every one of them thats the problem.