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    Very nice! Been lusting after an LTD in this price range for a while, not going to be able to afford it until next spring at the earliest.

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    A few euros more and you could've gotten an E-II, real ESP not the poor guy's version, made in Japan, SD/ EMGs and Gotoh hardware; and don't forget a hardshell case, although not on par with Ibanez's case it's still pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post
    A few euros more and you could've gotten an E-II, real ESP not the poor guy's version, made in Japan, SD/ EMGs and Gotoh hardware; and don't forget a hardshell case, although not on par with Ibanez's case it's still pretty good.
    No HS MH models on the E-II line up. So the choice was easy for me. And I'm not rich, the closest specced guitar on that line was around 800 Euros more than what I payed for this. And I hate hardshell cases, too heavy for my needs, and I don't play gigs that much.

    As a matter of fact, the E-IIs I have tried were to me a small step up from their LTD Deluxe counterparts. Worth double? It's up to you.

    The poor guys version fits my bill perfectly.
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (Pegasus/HRn), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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    ^Damn, that's a wide gap. Not surprised Indnesian made LTDs and Ibanez Premiums are popular in Europe.

    Yeah if you don't care about image/ perception, get your money worth with the LTD. HS is my favorite setup. I have an Ibanez RG3 with HS config, reverse headstock, very cool guitar. Enjoy your LTD in good health!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post
    ^Damn, that's a wide gap. Not surprised Indnesian made LTDs and Ibanez Premiums are popular in Europe.

    Yeah if you don't care about image/ perception, get your money worth with the LTD. HS is my favorite setup. I have an Ibanez RG3 with HS config, reverse headstock, very cool guitar. Enjoy your LTD in good health!
    Not only the price gap, but the intended use are major factors in how much should a player invest in a guitar. There are major professional acts that tour and record with LTDs. From my experience, the gap is due to minor tonal differences, the E-IIs being a little bit more defined, but nothing that can't be compensated by amp or effect settings.

    Apart from lower end LTDs, the market over here in Portugal does well on the Deluxes or at least 400 model series. I owned an EC-1000 in amber sunburst that I've sold for the same price I bought it for (the money then went in a Gibson Les Paul Traditional). Of course ESPs are more expensive even second hand, since there are very few available, but they usually remains on sale for long periods of time.

    Side note, my biggest mistake was selling an awesome sounding Ibanez RG527R LTD, since after I sold it I got the info that it was a limited edition model, of only 50 were ever mad. Years later I tried a Prestige, and found it lacklustre. One day I strarted jonesing for a natural finish SuperStrat and ordered a Premium limited edition RG870RWZ, MII. The stock pickups sucked (I hate DiMarzios and EMGs), but after swapping them for a PATB-1 set, it's even more awesome than the RG I had before.

    Paid half the price of the Prestige, including the pickup swap. and I don't mind the soft case it came stock with.

    My tech tells me I've got an eye for deals, regardless of brands. When I got my LTD ST-213 Ash (Strat clone) back from being modded, another client of his were at his workshop, joking about my guitar, saying it it looked good but wouldn't sound as his American Strat. My tech then asked me if his client, a known player over here, could play it, and I said yes. It was awesome as his jaw dropped, and then told my tech he would sell his American Strat and buy 5 LTDs and mod them all.

    Will enjoy this one, definitely! Rock on!
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (Pegasus/HRn), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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    Quick update: As you may remember, the german store did a crap job on my order: there was no tremolo bar on the box, and the Allen wrench set was incomplete, since the top lock sized one was missing. So I emailed the company complaining about this, and demanding they send me the missing stuff at no charge.

    No answer, not even an automatic replay was sent to my complaint.

    To my surprise, a package was deliverd tom my office today, and inside there were both the tromolo bar, the original Grover and D'Addario publicity that was supposed to came attached to the headstock, and a complete set of Allen keys!

    Since the locking nut came with the Allen screw slightly loose, I guess someone got them loose before shipping, to avoid any damage to the guitar, and forgot to put the missing stuff inside the box.

    No charge for this second package, and they kind of redeemed themselves of their fault, but I still won't be buying from them again.
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (Pegasus/HRn), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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