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 »
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 »