Belated NGD- ESP Horizon FR Mystic Black (56k cannot witness the bad pics)

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  1. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    First off, I would like to thank my buddy Highgain510 for this guitar. He told me he was going to sell it a while back and a few weeks ago I finally went up to the D.C. area to get it. Well worth the 2.5 hour drive :lol:.

    I finally got a chance to take some pics after I got it back from the shop today to get set up with a 11-52 set. In Short, this is probably my favorite guitar I own right now. Plays like no other and the tone is godly. I never thought I would bond with the ash body, but it has become my personal favorite tone wood. I have a volcano red Horizon FR on reserve from a local dealer, and I might reserve the second volcano red they have as well as a few more ESP Standard Series guitars, maybe a CS model or two. These new ESPs are just that damn good. They could hold their own against many of the PRSi, Vigiers and Suhrs I have played.

    Anyway onto the pics (My dog wanted to help in a few of them) Please pardon my poor photography skills, my camera is cheap and my house has poor lighting. The finish looks much better in person, and is more of a black and silver finish-

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    "Church, Get this guitar off of my couch"

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    A pic with the two other guitars I will never sell.

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  2. Nagash

    Nagash doesn't like things

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    Nice dog !
     
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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Congrats bro - that guitar + EMGs must freakin' rip!
     
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    Congrats, Church.

    Awesome finish mate.
     
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    Luv eeeeet!!
     
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    Black43 Hated Ibanezes once

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    That looks epic, man.
     
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    That's a great finish!
     
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    That is my favorite black finish.
     
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    sexy as hell!

    how do the EMG's sound in Ash in comparison to mahogany?
     
  10. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Thanks a lot for the kind words!

    The EMGs sound great in this guitar. I love the 85 in the neck, it has a very clear tone to it but sounds "Full" if that makes any sense. The 81 in the bridge sounds ok, but sounds too sterile for me. I am contemplating swapping out the 81 for an 85. The next one I get might install a dual set of 85xs in it.
     
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    So jealous!!!

    Great guitar and I bet the finish looks even more amazing in real life... I've wanted to get one of these 2 but Volcano red!
     
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    themike Chug Life

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    Congrats! Guitar guitar blah blah whatever - lets talk about that cutie pie dog you got there :wub:
     
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    Horizongeetar93 maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

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    love the guitar! the finish...ehh. It kinda looks like someone put flour on their hands and touched the guitar a bunch. Maybe it's the lighting but it's not bad!
     
  14. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    That sweetheart is my boy Rebel and probably the sweetest and friendliest dog I ever met. He is an 8 year old Border Collie and is around me all the time.

    We are trying to get another Border Collie as a friend for him, the two Pomeranians we also have right now are not really his friends, more like pillows that just sit there, but this time we want to adopt. Problem is every time we find one some one else adopts it.
     
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    Border collies are :yesway:
     
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    Beauty! Gah, I love Horizons.
     
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    DAT GRANITE TOP!! :lol:

    Congrats man, ESP Standards will serve you well!
    Also, I didn't know Horizons have ash body. How does it compare to alder?
     
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    dat tail
     
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    Awesome. Man, I love those things. I just bought a Horizon FR-27. (Re-bought, actually, long story.) Should arrive tomorrow. NGD coming up! :hbang:
     
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    very sweet Kev! Congrats!
     

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