Kerry King signature ESP flying V from the 90's

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  1. Metalegon

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    So I have one of these (maybe rarish?) Kerry King flying v Esps from 20 or so years ago...

    No its not the more expensive/rare red crackle one but the black bolt on neck
    still in the original hard case that I opened today for the first time in oh I dunno... a decade?

    Its in pretty good condition... maybe a little dusty but it dosent look like a 20 year old guitar.

    just wondering if anyone thinks this may be worth something or might be worth trying to sell.
     
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    Yes, we want pictures :)
     
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    Worth something? Absolutely. They're extremely rare.
     
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    You can see at the top of the headstock there is a little bit of damage to the paint but its not that bad
     

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    I'm sure someone would snatch that up quick. That is awesome.
     
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    Yeah man, those things go for a dime a dozen at GC... I'll give ya like 50 for it...

    KIDDING!

    Man, I wish I had one of those. You could make some serious $$ off that my dude!
     
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    Holy shit... That’s super hot, man!!!
     
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    Why don't I have shit like this just lying around my house?
     
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    Love hockeystock
     
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    Worth something? Yes.
    Worth trying to sell? Subjective.
    I've always had a soft spot for this guitar. Love the hockey stick!! You're pretty lucky to have one period.
     
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    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    Bought one 6 months ago. Black one from a guy who played in a UK thrash band in the 80's. Pretty good state, One or 2 chips on each horns but for a V, not bad at all. The headstcok had been broken but repaired very carefully and clean. I'm a frak in terms of gear care, and it soen't bother me at all. It bothered me more than the case was smelling tobacco like crazy so i just bought a new ESP case.
    Come in MP if you wanna know so i don't wanna blow your eventual sale, as some people do on other site "i bought mine 400 so why do you put yours at 900" kinda stuff... ;)
     
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    Dang that's nice!
     
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    NICE! That's one I would love to have.
     
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    They are very rare. ESP only made 50 of the black and 50 of the red and black crackle/Eagle inlays versions released to the public in 1994-1995. Love that guitar and something I'd definitely hold on to.
     
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    Are you sure about only 50 black ones? I do see it more often up for sale than the crackle on. You also have a crackle one without eagle inlays.
     
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    really nice, first one of his sigs ive seen that i like.

    to be honest, i was shocked when i opened the thread and did not see tribal graphics out the wazoo...
     
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    Esp said 50 of each but you know with limited edition....
    Make 2 runs of 50 each and you're set ;)
     
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    That's what I've read but the info could be false. I had a Musicians Friend catalog from 1994-1995 that had both for sale. I can't remember exactly what the catalog said word for word but it was something along the lines of, "only 50 of the black and 50 of the red and black/Eagle inlays versions will be available to the public". Something like that. The guys on the ESP forum would probably know a lot more about it.

    I really, really wanted to own one of these guitars but I was a Junior in high school when they came out and I didn't have a job and my parents sure in Hell wouldn't buy me a guitar that expensive. LOL!
     
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    I have not seen that one but am very interested!
     

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