I've played LTD's before and have always been underwhelmed until recently. I just picked up my first LTD, a KH-25 (Kirk 25th anniversary). Now I'm in the club!
I saw this guitar in a pawn shop and was drawn to it. I've seen a ton of these LTD KH sig's, but this one looked a little different.I gave it a quick jam, and it felt different too! A real player.I find some guitars are dead on the wall, and others completley sing. You can't tell until you play them. This one sings.
First thing I noticed is that it was made in Vietnam, and the colour stain of the neck looks amazing. Very yellow-tobacco looking. A strange detail, but very tastey!
I used it at practice yesturday and I was more than happy with the guitar. The active pickups were decent enough, but missing a little mid range beef. I usually play a Jackson USA(KV2 Select) and this LTD($140!) was just fine. Plus, I don' have to worry about beating up my expensive guitars when the KH-25 come with a factory relic treatment! The control layout is similar to the KV2 as well (2 vol, 1 tone), bonus.
Easy to set up and a real player! Fret ends look great, no real issues to discuss. I like these inlays alot, they look mean. Not stupid like Kirk's haha. If anything, I would prefer this didn't have the KH sig on the 12th fret. I don't really want to look like a Kirk fanboy, but a pirate would be ok.