#1
Well, I've been looking at ESP's for a while now, and I think I have it narrowed down to two different guitars. Both Kirk Hammett ones (Yes, I am a n00b ).
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/LTDKH202KirkHammettSignatureElectricGuitar?sku=516639
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/LTDKH602KirkHammettSignatureGuitar?sku=516641
The second one is ~$500 more expensive, and my question to you is: Is it worth the money for the 81's and the Original Floyd Rose trem?
Should I really fork out a thousand dollars for a guitar with two extra modifications? Thanks in advance!

Edit: I forgot: What about a maple body compared to the basswood body? The expensive one has a maple body...
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Last edited by flyingjew34 at May 18, 2006,
#2
^Straight answer: Yes. OFR: $200. EMG's: $180-ish.

So consider that as well...

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#3
"Should I really fork out a thousand dollars for a guitar with two extra modifications?"

Should you really fork out a thousand dollars for a lame signature model? Get a real guitar. Kirk doesn't even play the KH's.
#4
i wouldnt buy a Sig modell

and those are not the only differences

theres a neck jiont that your didnt notice.......bolt-on vs. neck through

and the wood on the 602 is alder not maple


check out the M-1000 (its pretty much the same)exept the M-1000 has better tuners and its like 200 cheaper
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Last edited by numbfinger at May 18, 2006,
#5
Yes you are a n00b . Seriously get any other similar priced ESP and you'll get much better value.
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Guitar:
Squier '51 (Dimarzio PAF Pro) (10-52s)
Roland Cube 15
Behringer X-V-Amp
Digitech Bad Monkey
BOSS DS-1 (modded)

Bass:
Yamaha RBX270 (55-110s)
Behringer BXL900
EHX Bass Balls Pedal
EHX Big Muff Pi Pedal
#6
the kh isnt really worth it , your paying for the name mainly, the name of an annoying wah addict... there is plenty guitars with similar specs for cheaper aswell.
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#7
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Seconded. You can get a much better guitar for the same moolah. How would it feel to look upon your headstock and see Kirk "wah wah" Hammet written? Thats what I like about most fender Necks is that the decal is easily removable.
My Gear :

Guitar:
Squier '51 (Dimarzio PAF Pro) (10-52s)
Roland Cube 15
Behringer X-V-Amp
Digitech Bad Monkey
BOSS DS-1 (modded)

Bass:
Yamaha RBX270 (55-110s)
Behringer BXL900
EHX Bass Balls Pedal
EHX Big Muff Pi Pedal
#9
^Jeff Hanneman sig... that's a good guitar, but it's maple... Crunch likes it, I don't.
#10
I would also agree that you can get better non-sig guitars for less money. But if you MUST get a KH, avoid that KH-202 like the plague. Believe me, there's much more difference between the 202 and 602 models than the pickups and tremolo..

KH 202 (low end starter guitar)

Body: low-grade basswood (yuck)
Neck: Bolt-on (normally not a problem, but the low end model neck joints are shìtty)
Pickups: EMG-HZ (yuck)
Bridge: Cheap FR copy that easily goes out of tune. Within a year, the knife edges will be work out and the guitar will always be out of tune.

KH 602 (midrange / high end guitar)

Body: maple
Neck: neck thru - AWESOME upper fret access and sustain for days.
Pickups: EMG 81 (kickass)
Bridge: Original FR - you can wank that bar for days without losing tuning and wearing it out.

There's no rocket science here. The 602 is a huge improvement all around and easily worth the extra cash.
Guitars: Custom Lado Earth 2000-3, Custom ESP Explorer, BC Rich KKV, Gibson LP Studio, Greco SG, El Degas Stratocaster, Agile AL-3000, LTD EX-351

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#11
people say kirk hammetts guitar is bolt on. (Talking about the high end)

Kh's Guitars are neck-through but look slike bolt on, which fooled me too lol.

Anyways its really up to you, Well he is a legend of the 80's but i dunno anymore..... So maybe go for it if you like metallica and such.....
#12
Buy the M series, you can get a far better one for less money. Wasting money on signature model guitar that is little more than a modded M series is ridiculous. Besides, EMG 81's are mediocre pickups at best, they dont have tone, only power.