Don't read it if you don't like it. You posted your pics in a public forum, I was critical of your stupid decision to slap some tacky stickers on your guitar. Deal with it. Grow up. If you can't handle critisism, don't be an......MORE »
It's real. Built in the Kiso custom shop on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. It was the second guitar finished that day.
Headstock is correct, COA is legit, body looks good, that's a real Floyd Rose. Nothing to worry about.......MORE »
Here's a key for the serial number:
PPYYWWDNN (stamped on the back of the headstock). PP = place of manufacture [K=Kiso (Japan), S=Sado (Japan), T=Takada (Japan), SS=Signature Series or Standard Series, CH=Craft......MORE »
Control cavity is correct. Back of the headstock *looks* good, but I can't really see it. As Pus said, the pics are too small to tell definitively, but it looks alright to me. The Chinese fakes are pretty easy to spot once......MORE »
IF it's a fake, it's a damn good one. I've seen my fair share of fakes, and yours doesn't have any of the flags. Sorry Pus, all the things you mentioned are wrong. The TRC is correct, headstock looks to be correct, fakes tend......MORE »
I don't know how much accuracy means to you, but I would have bought a NTB M-II and sanded the neck and added a pickguard and called it a KH4. You'd end up with a back cavity cover, but wouldn't bother me. I built a "Franken......MORE »
I might check out Sweetwater. I live not too terribly far from there, but I haven't been there yet. I buy things online from them, though.
I've got 9 ESPs now, and assorted LTDs, and I'll remain an ESP player, but......MORE »
Congrats on the new guitar. I'm staying away from ESP until they offer a Potbelly, Horizon, or a non-trem Forest in a finish I like. Must be an ESP Standard version. None of that E-II stuff. inb4nevergonnahappen
I do......MORE »
There was a small photo in the So What Volume 3 Issue 1 from that photo shoot, but the bigger photo of James in the closet was from the 1996 Studio Calendar. Photo credit in So What is Mark Leialoha.
Trying to figure......MORE »
It's much much worse at Gibson.
I'm sticking with ESP. I don't like most of the new line, and the ones I do like are $6000, but there's always used. I'm sure I'll comission a Custom Shop soon enough.
I'd get......MORE »