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 »
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 »
Sad, idnit? I tried to give it a chance. I posted on several threads, answering questions, making comments. Nothing. I keep checking back, hoping someone will have posted something, ANYTHING, since my last visit. Sadly, this......MORE »
Hi guys would you be able to identify if this is a custom shop eclipse or not?Never seen one like that. It supposed to be manufactured around 2001. No more info....
Yes. You have a Sugizo Custom Shop Eclipse. I found an......MORE »
This forum sucks. This too, will be last post. I've been checking back from time to time, but there's never a thread worth responding to. Good job ESP. You succesfully killed your own forum.......MORE »
I have one. And dildos.
Honestly, this guitar plays better than anything else I've played. Mine is an early '90s model, MIJ. I had to order it from Germany. They never sold them in the US.