• BeefCake

    ESP Mii

    hey guys this is my first post and will be joining the esp family haha,after having a usa jackson ke1f i wasn't satisfied with it and not with any other guitars i have owned, i just sold the jackson so i have some money for a new guitar and i have decided the mii bolt on rosewood,im hoping it will be what im hoping for so if you guys could give me info about it that would be sweet
    Thanks

    • Gfunk

      jackson > esp

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      • lynchfan6

        jackson > esp

        Well, I have a USA Jackson soloist AND an ESP m-ii. My ESP is a 1997 MII, so the neck specs, etc, may be a bit different than now, but I will say that the ESP and Jackson are very different animals . I've only had my Jackson for 3 years, and so for me, my ESP is a bit more comfortable - as in the neck isn't painted, and being a bolt on, the first fret isn't so far away like on a neck thru - which seems to join the body so that the nut seems further away. Also, the jacksons have sort of a stiff, heavy feel. Both have pretty thick necks compared to say, Ibanez, which have become the most comfortable guitars for me. I will say this, I don't plan on ever selling my ESP , but my Jackson is still on a trial period, but this is based on my physique and what I'm used to and comfortable with. In a nutshell, you have to try things out to see. They are both incredibly well made and great sounding instruments, and it just comes down to personal preference.

    • antikue

      Yeah I have the neck-through version M-II (2008) and a 2008 Jackson SL2H. The Jackson is somewhat prettier due to its ebony board and binding and MOP inlays - and the fretboard is compound-radiused (excellent!). The neck is painted though whereas I assume the bolt-on neck on M-II is unfinished (mine is satin finished). So the feel and finish are different enough to categorize them as different guitars IMO. I like 'em both very much - the Jackson is almost too nice to play loud but the M-II is a solid workhorse without the 'bling'. Thinking of the difference between a Gibson LP Studio and a Standard.

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    • Jon A.

      can't wait to get my m-ii paid off already

      compared to the superstrats that I've played (Jackson and Caparison) the neck to me feels a lot thinner, almost like a JEM

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    • lynchfan6

      I'm thinking my 1997 M-II probably has a beefier neck than modern MII's. Where I live, I have no access to trying out new "real" Esp guitars. My MII feels pretty much as thick as my SL2H.

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    • Durethia

      BeefCake, glad you'll be joining our club :)

      I'm a newbie member myself, I recently got a M-II NTB. I would suggest trying to get the NTB. If you get the NTB, you might need to get a new case for it too. My old case was too small for my M-II, even though it held Yamaha, Ibanez electrics easily.

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    • lynchfan6

      I understand that,,,,as I think one of the biggest things that make my soloist feel odd at times is the neck through construction. Makes it feel like a big , long, stiff board or something. I'm also partial to bolt ons. But, some days my soloist is a blast to play, which means I should probably keep it around for something totally different.

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    • brandono61cr

      ESP makes quality cases so you have nothing to worry about

      congrats on the M-ii

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    • PossyDP

      post some pictures when you can!!!

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    • BeefCake

      just got the guitar and it is sick but im having a hard time transition while standing up for the jackson kelly to a superstrat lol

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    • Jon A.

      just got my M-II today

      simple badass superstrat is all I gotta say

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    • nugget666

      ^ i agree ...simple yet effective
      btw, pics or didn't happen :p

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    • PossyDP

      congrats all for your M-II...i cant wait to get mine :]
      beef hows the sound compared to other guitars uve played?

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      • cecilbag

        M2s just kick ass simple ass that

      • BeefCake

        congrats all for your M-II...i cant wait to get mine :]
        beef hows the sound compared to other guitars uve played?

        massive compared to what i thought it would sound like,i have had a jackson ke1f which is neck through and this thing being bolt on still has more sustain its incredible and the tone is so clear and tight i love it,best guitar i have ever owned and i want another one already :rollin


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