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Todd Simpson
post May 30 2019, 10:14 PM
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It's an LTD GUS G 200. It's the Import Starter model. These are very inexpensive, just a couple hundred bucks used. I bought it to sell actually as I'm a big fan of dating guitars instead of marrying them. smile.gif It's a very fun guitar and looks great in videos. I used it on our recent collab. I may be the ONLY gmcer with an LTD? I"ve not seen another one recently. Does anybody here have an LTD of any kind?





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post May 30 2019, 10:43 PM
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It's an LTD GUS G 200. It's the Import Starter model. These are very inexpensive, just a couple hundred bucks used. I bought it to sell actually as I'm a big fan of dating guitars instead of marrying them. smile.gif It's a very fun guitar and looks great in videos. I used it on our recent collab. I may be the ONLY gmcer with an LTD? I"ve not seen another one recently. Does anybody here have an LTD of any kind?


Congrats on the guitar! Looks and sounds great!

I'm very picky about the guitars I buy but I'm not that much into dating. I'm more like a mad scientist that opens his subjects and mods them beyond reasoning. It sure lowers any potential re-sell value but I don't intend to do that. I've picked my specimens very carefully and they all transcended everything in their price range, maybe even one tier above it smile.gif

To answer your question, not yet. I've fallen for ESP/LTD Explorers over any other Explorer types (though Fender's Meteora is interesting). I'll get one for sure but I already have a new RG-type axe, so I'll focus on learning to actually play properly.


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post May 31 2019, 03:54 AM
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I do enjoy dating guitars smile.gif I have married two Ibbys, both MIJ RG series so they are classics and I plan to be buried with them. All the other guitars I just date briefly to see how they feel/play. I really enjoy getting a new axe to play around with. It's a brief daliance usually, then I go back to my Ibby Wives smile.gif
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Congrats on the guitar! Looks and sounds great!

I'm very picky about the guitars I buy but I'm not that much into dating. I'm more like a mad scientist that opens his subjects and mods them beyond reasoning. It sure lowers any potential re-sell value but I don't intend to do that. I've picked my specimens very carefully and they all transcended everything in their price range, maybe even one tier above it smile.gif

To answer your question, not yet. I've fallen for ESP/LTD Explorers over any other Explorer types (though Fender's Meteora is interesting). I'll get one for sure but I already have a new RG-type axe, so I'll focus on learning to actually play properly.
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post May 31 2019, 01:32 PM
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I got my first LTD last month! I sold my USA Strat and wanted to try a P90 guitar. I was looking at a Yamaha Revstar, but this EC-256P popped up on Reverb for a really great price. I didn't know they had ever made a P90 version and of all the singlecut options the LTD EC and Ibanez AR were the only ones I was interested in.

Long story short, it's great! Mine was made in Vietnam and overall was fantastic for the price. It had a few frets I needed to tap in, but the ends were very smooth and round. The hardware was passable but low quality, so I replaced the bridge with a Gotoh and added locking tuners and a GraphTec nut. I knew when I bought it that it had stacked "noiseless" ceramic P90s, which sounded just fine. I would have kept them if I was just getting it to be an all arounder, but I bought it to try the P90 sound so I swapped them for some GFS Alnico P90s which sound fantastic. In total the whole guitar was a little over $400 which is just unbeatable for what it is now.

A few tips I learned while doing the project:
1) The stacked P90 body cavities were deeper than usual so the new pickup screw barely reached the body wood, solved by cutting a small piece of wood and securing to the bottom of the cavity. The pickup screws could then screw deeply into that piece of spacer wood.

2) While waiting for the replacement bridge there was a saddle which really rattled/buzzed a lot, solved by shaving small bits of candle wax onto the saddle screw threads and heating with a hair dryer. The wax wicked down into the screw threads and the sound disappeared, totally solved the problem and lubricated the adjustment screw. Could have just left it but when I got the Gotoh also realized how much better the machining on it was.

Here's a "before" pic but the look didn't change much:


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