Interesting. I've never noticed the backplate thing. I don't believe I've owned a KH-2 or Vintage Plus that had a recessed back plate. I see my dolphin RRR is recessed, but it's nearly LP thickness. I always leave......MORE »
I own a late 80's ESP that plays and sounds great, so I'd say keep the Mirage. But it probably would bring in more money if you sold it vs the M-I. What a bummer that we could never have the non-trem M-I with a neck pup.......MORE »
The only difference I can spot is the angle of the strings over the saddles.
This. You can adjust your stop tailpiece up and down to change the angle. You would be surprised how much of a difference that will......MORE »