ESP/LTD new models for 2010

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  1. 22km Tombstone

    22km Tombstone Pro Apologizer

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    Just found on the ESP Guitars website... (pretty sure this isn't a repost)

    New finishes for EC-1000
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    LTD H models get rid of that stupid headstock. No cockstock, but F headstock.
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    New finish for MH series.
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    New 300 series. Dunno how this is going to compare to the 400 series - so far they look basically the same?

    FX-360 Padauk Brown Satin, and Spalted Maple
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    H-351FR
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    H-351NT
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    This is cool looking! Viper-300M VBS (vintage brown satin)
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    New model: MH-327 - 27 fretter, Duncan Hot Rail and Custom 5
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    ST-203 Strat copy
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    New finish for the EC-256 (AVG - aged vintage gold). Not sure why the pic says MGO.
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    Also, apparently the X-tone brand is being merged with LTD.
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  2. Decipher

    Decipher Ibanez Enthusiast

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    The Silverburst EC and 27 fret'rs look great!
     
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    F-series headstock on the Horizon=fail

    Everything else is nice though. I want that silverburst EC :agreed:
     
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    itsallinmyh3ad ...Made me do it.

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    Want the strat and the viper. :)
     
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    BrainArt Deftones Guru.

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    Yeah, it looks like ESP/LTD is trying to be Schecter, with the F headstock on the Horizons.

    I love the 27 fret ones, and the silverburst EC looks tasty. ESP/LTD GAS is stronger than before.
     
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    goth_fiend SS.org Regular

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    you truly have NO idea how happy I am to see a us available 27 fret guitar, now if I can get a price on these and when they will be available, I will start saving up NOW:shred:

    speaking of, WHEN CAN I GET ONE!!!!!!!!
     
  7. 22km Tombstone

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    While I agree, I think the F headstock looks miles better than this:

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    I also agree the cockstock is way better than both :yesway:
    Why don't they bring that back? :scratch:
     
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    hypermagic Fusion Neophyte

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    ESP/LTD is Schecter. The same dude owns them both.

    Giving the Horizon the Forest headstock instead of bringing back the original is dildos. If I want a Schecter I'll buy a Schecter.

    Goldtop EC gets the gas rolling though.
     
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    Isn't the Xiphos 27-fret still available?

    I'd imagine the 27 fret LTD to be in line with other mid/high end LTD's (probably around $650-750)? A bit cheaper than the Xiphos, anyway.

    EDIT: That is, if the same general model numbering system applies
     
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    ^I know about the xiphos, not really a fan of the shape, and besides, this guitar might as well be the kiko loureiro for the us, I would kill for that guitar, I just wish It was available in purple with a quilt top, as soon as these go for sale, believe me when I say I will have one
     
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    Fair enough :D I also prefer the superstrat shape to the xiphos... and I agree the Kiko is a pretty killer guitar ;)

    Will be interesting to see the pricing on these.
     
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    for real, I cant wait to get one, you have no idea, I have been waiting 10 years to get a 27, hell I have been in talks to have a custom neck built and just make a body myself, now I wont have to do that
     
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    I want that ST-203FR !!!
     
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    Whether or not the "same dude" owns both Schecter and ESP/LTD, fact is their lineups are looking more and more alike with each year. Wouldn't you think each company would have a bit more of their own identity?

    This 2010 lineup has a lot of guitars marketed solely in black and dark cherry red finishes, much like the Hellraisers, especially with the Horizon headstock change and the Xtones getting EMGs/those finishes (Solo-6, anyone?)

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    Pretty damning, eh?
     
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    The new Horizons looks sweet. and I have major gas for the MH-327 STR and the ST-203FR black!
     
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    They are ridiculously similar... Although the Solo-6 looks a lot better than the X-tone, IMO.

    Shoulda brought back the cockstock and done some different finishes!

    Oh well, they still look pretty good. I'm mostly stoked on the 27-fretter and the 7 string.
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't put full binding on the FX and Viper models to match every other model.
     
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    Not keen on the new F headstocks, they look too much like a Schecter. They should just bring back the cockstock! I like the Silverburst EC-1000 though.
     
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    I guess what Hisatake Shibuya originally said he wouldn't do, is starting to be done.
     
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    and what's that?:scratch:
     

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