Hey y'all, just remembered I know a ESP dealer in Australia. Here's what I wrote him:
I was just wondering if you guys heard anything about the "Katana" being released by ESP. Apparently, it is essentially the ESP Arrow in all black, with a single special inlay at the twelfth fret, made as a signature model for Jesse from the band Chthonic. It will be made in both 6 and 7 string models, and supposedly released as well as an STD model for export. I have heard that it will probably be released along with a signature bass for another band member at Musikmesse. If you could find out any additional information for me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Here's what he wrote back:
Thanks for your enquiry.
Your information is correct, however I canít reveal any pictures or other details until the model is launched at MusikMesse in March. I understand there is a picture or two around, but I canít, as official capacity as a dealer, b involved in distributing images Iím afraid.
The 7-string is a slightly different colour scheme to the six.
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good news indeed!