Custom shop made for the Japanese market. Early to mid 90s. Not sure of the body or neck wood, I'm not sure if he went Gibson secs (mahogany body and neck) or his KH-2 specs which are adler body, maple neck. ......MORE »
Yeah, but Gibson also recommends you let a computer tune your guitar.Again, YMMV. I prefer it decked. I've never noticed a difference in tone, and the "tension" difference is enough to bother me.......MORE »
I've never experienced "tone robbing" with a decked TOM. Some people like it decked because it reduces the compliance (adds preceived tension) to the strings. I prefer them decked. Your milage may vary.......MORE »
They just polish the ebony really well. In a few weeks it'll wear down.
The poly over the nut is common for ESP. An experienced luthier will be able to replace the nut without any issues. That's what razor......MORE »
It depends on the guitar. It may have been made at the custom shop. A "K" serial number was made at the Kiso Custom Shop. Custom Shop guitars can also have the CTM designation, it's a designation of the......MORE »
It's an abbreviation for "custom." But in ESP's case it's more of a notion that the model has custom appointments than that it was necessarily made in the Custom Shop. So on an Eclipse, for example, it would......MORE »
The better way to tune to a pitch (any pitch) is to tune up to the note. No matter how good your tuners are, there is some slop in the gears. By tuning from below the tension of the strings keeps gears locked......MORE »
Taped up nickels isn't exactly the best way to do it. Have you pulled the springs tight against the nickels? Are they staying in place or is the trem still moving?Have you properly stretched the strings?
Um, I don't quite understand what you mean by "loud for a second then goes normal." It's unlikely that they installed a neck pickup at the bridge space, because even two of the same pickup would sound differently at......MORE »