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  1. IbanezDaemon

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    My most recent acquisition, ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett sig. Not sure of year (might be around the 2008 mark). Very clean with only a few superficial marks that only a black guitar can highlight. Build quality is great as you'd expect of an ESP MIJ model. Really love the neck carve on this...not Original Ibanez Wizard thin but certainly in the ballpark...very slim and shreddy. Fretwork is also expertly done...no sharp of poorly finished edges here. I haven't had too much time on it (I have terrible CTS) so went straight for the high gain stuff and the EMG's have plenty of that...think it's a 60/85 set....raucous!!! They scream in this alder bodied guitar, can get lots of 80's shred tones and plenty of low end filth when you crank them a bit more.

    A very well executed guitar. Two things I don't like:

    1: It's black! I find flat black guitars rather uninspiring to look at.

    2: Those inlays.....:nuts: Pretty tacky imho. The rosewood board on this has actually got a very nice grain and this guitar would have been so much classier looking if the board had been left blank.

    If the guitar ends up being a keeper I may get it refinished in something Loud and Sparkly. Thanks for checking it out! I'm off to put even more fingerprints all over the finish. ;-)

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    Wow, very nice!!!

    Kirk released a version in purple sparkle and it looks SICK (LTD and ESP versions). You should do something like that although a different color to differentiate it from those.

    Enjoy that beauty!
     
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    Cheers man! Yeah have seen those purple one's. The real one's (MIJ) are going for an eye watering amount, same with the Vintage relic's. I'm certain that the bolt ons like mine have been discontinued. I would def be going for a different shade of purple, if indeed purple is the shade I would go for.
     
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    I’ve honestly always loved this guitar!!
     
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    If it weren't for Kirk's black nails I'd probably own one of these too :)
     
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    Never was too into Metallica but i've always liked these ESP's. Congrats!

    Nice pics too. :yesway:
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Classic.
    The inlays are a bit tacky, but that's what they were using for designs in the late 80es.
     
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    I mean it kinda is Kirk's sig model. He loves cheesey old horror stuff.
     
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    I believe, it's has an emg 81/81, or 81/60 set on

    Congrats!! This guitar is awesome!!
     
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    Also, the thread title lead me to believe that there would be a Fernandes Hamstercaster in here somewhere...
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Congrats!

    These are total sleepers. Play like butter and built like tanks.
     
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    If you do re-spray this, orange sparkle would look tits on this
     
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    Yep. That would work for me.
     
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    I love the KH-2’s. I used to own a ‘98 that I bought used at GC that was signed on the backplate by Kirk. It was my main guitar for years.

    I was just thinking about trying to save up for one in the future. They’re such killer guitars!
     
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    Thanks. Yeah great guitars. The bolt ons are now discontinued but you can still pick them up easily enough.
     
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    Beautiful! One of my dream guitars since 1992
     
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    Thanks. Have you not bought one yet?
     
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    Are you a lottery winner or something? God damn. I mean, don't stop delivering the porn, but damn, man.
     
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    Lol! Not at all. Don't even have a job at the mo. I've just always had piles of guitars/gear which sometimes get moved on to free space up for something new.
     
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    I love the KH2, for me it’s one of those guitars that does everything a guitar needs to do.

    Happy New Guitar Day.


    Edit - Just saw the date on the first post! Happy old guitar day?
     
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