• John J.

    Vintage ESP M/KH Custom info ?

    I just got this guitar . It says ESP Custom in the headstock.

    "ESP Custom Guitars" on the back.

    Reverse headstock

    M shaped body with a bolt on neck.

    Skull inlays a la KH models.

    ESP passive pickups

    ESP floyd rose trem


    Any clue about exact model, year .... ?

    • Travis L.

      Give me the serial numbers brotha! Should be one on the back of the headstock and on the plate where it bolts on! 

      • John J.

        Hi Travis ! thanks, unfortunately there is no serial number, it looks like it didnt have one or it was peeled off (theres a mark like if there was a sticker once) . The plate was the only thing replaced and does not have the original one.


        By the way I forgot to say the pickups are not the classic open coils. They have a plastic cover like EMG but with the ESP name on em.

        • Travis L.

          Oh dang! Can you post pictures of it on here! 

          There was probably a "made in Japan" sticker on it.. Post pictures of it bro! 

          • John J.

            Yep that was probably the sticker. 

            It will take me a while to post some pics. It looks just like this one :

            Okay I guess like I cannot link to 3bay. You can find it with the article number 331097188282 on 3bay

            Except for the pickups as I say they are labeled like ESP (centered) instead of EMG (that usually go on the right side) but the cover is the same, black, plastic, no poles showing

    • Pushead

      Except for the passive pickups it sounds like an early 90's ESP M-II Deluxe.  It's essentially a KH-2 before they made it a model.  I have one, too.


    • jed s.

      the custom shop m-ii with the skull n crossbones all said esp custom on headstock. is it the pups that have black covers and have esp in the center on the bottom if so i have seen those before in some of the older models maybe 89ish

    • GuitarsCollector

      Simply an 

      Esp custom M2 with skull & crossbone inlays.

      They made a lot of this model from 1991 to 1993.


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