• Velt017

    I think you've missed the point. I'm not saying its not a fantastic guitar, however I have played one and I did not feel that it was twice as good as it's LTD counterpart (M-1000) and I felt that it did not look as good.

    I've been buying and selling guitars for awhile and I know what drives up cost. Things like binding, ebony fretboards (which are more difficult to install), and more intricate inlay work are things that will indeed drive up the cost of a guitar.

    I agree that a neck through will indeed drive up the cost slightly, however the difference between the set neck and the neck through was like $100 which I think is about fair (maybe even a bit of a steal as far as that is concerned).

    I just don't see how they can get $1800 out of it and at least not include a hard shell case... Hell, change the inlays on it while you are at it... its just so plain looking.

    • xZYRYABx

      the fact that it is "so boring looking" is exactly why I love it!!!
      its a no-nonsense shredding monster....I love the fact that it doesnt have a boost switch or a tone knob....or any eye-candy like binding and rainbow inlays...but I can understand how thats not for everyone....ive noticed that alot of ppl have look as a main factor in loving a guitar....theyd love the UC m-II then call the black one shitty...to each his own I guess...
      If I ever custom order one though im definitely getting it scalloped from 12-24, add reverse-sharkfin inlays, and scallop the lower horn, but in any case im never selling my M-II standard...
      Also, I have both the M-1000FM and the M-II and the ESP IS twice as good as the LTD in my opinion!

      oh yeh, and about cases; I thought none of the new ESPs come with a case, so I dont think thats just an M-II issue. I think they all used to in the past, didn't they?

    • Gfunk

      I agree that a neck through will indeed drive up the cost slightly, however the difference between the set neck and the neck through was like $100 which I think is about fair (maybe even a bit of a steal as far as that is concerned).

      Set neck M-IIs rule!


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