Chthonic's Jesse Liu's new ESP Custom 7 string.

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  1. bnzboy

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    ::::: ESP Official Blog :::::

    Here is the translated content in point form (including what we already know):
    -Quilted Maple top
    -Mahogany Back (body)
    -Hard Maple Neck
    -Ebony Fretboard
    -Hipshot Hardtail Bridge
    -Lundgren M7
    -Figured Maple Neck Binding (and head) with Luminlay Side Dots
    -Jescar Stainless Frets
    -Titanium Bolt-on Neckplate
     
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    ^Those specs are closed to perfection in my opinion.
     
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    Hey guys, just came across this post and I happened to be Jesse's guitar tech so I though I share the specs with everyone


    body: Mahogany with quilt maple top

    neck: 3pc maple bolt-on construction with Titanium neck plate

    fretboard:ebony with 24 SS frets, with a 16" radius(the previous model "Katana has a 12" radius")
    with a new Luminous "MURAMASA" inlay and model name"妖刀村正" at the 24th fret as well as luminous sidedots

    scale length: 27"

    reversed headstock with Gotoh MG-T locking tuners
    quilt maple binding

    pickup: Lundgren M7 direct mount

    bridge: Hipshot fixed bridge

    straplock: Dunlop flushmount

    *妖刀村正 is an ancient legend of a type of Japanese sword called "Muramasa"(村正),which is somehow believed to be Demonic or possessed by some evil spirit
     
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  6. HaloHat

    HaloHat 7 string Baritones

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    27" scale and a flatter radius... I only have one more question. ESP or available as a LTD? I will be posting a NGD very soon as to why the LTD would be a 100% done deal for me (and why I would love but not spend the $ for the ESP higher end model ; )
     
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    Wow, those specs are really great...
     
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    Unfortunately there still hasn't been any news whether this one will go in production or not,
    and even if it dose I'm assuming it might be an E-II version like the previous Katana6&7
    because Jesse's contract with ESP is directly with the Japanese company and the LTD is mainly under the US branch.
     
  9. HaloHat

    HaloHat 7 string Baritones

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    Ah, I should have said... if under $2000 like the first sig (in the US anyways) I'd buy one. I really like that guitar and with the flatter radius and 27" scale it's very much my kind of guitar. Here's to hoping. BTW thanks for the specs and info.
     
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    The shape looks a bit off... At least to me. Other than that, I like it. The color is very nice and the natural neckbinding is a nice touch.
     
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    Any info on the neck profile? Extra thin flat would complement that radius quite nicely.
     
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    The neck is similar to the previous one in thickness(which is a bit thicker than the production version)
    but slightly more rounded.
     
  13. noizfx

    noizfx Behold the ONI!

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    Jesse's personal friend here (as well as the person above)

    more pics!

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    Jesse's a Randall artist as well, so that's his Thrasher half stack!

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    and yes, I have played it and it's awesome!
     
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    The hole neck joint area is ....ing hideous.
     
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    noizfx Behold the ONI!

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    Jesse and I worried at first when we just saw the picture ESP sent him showing a square block... then he told me he forgot to tell ESP what kind of neck joint shape he wanted. So he emailed ESP and they said it's carved so it should be fine.

    When the guitar came, we tried it, and even though it may look a little scary as you see a square block, but it's carved so that it still has wonderful access all the way up to the 24th fret.
     
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    oh please ESP USA get this model released already and take my hard earned money!
     
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    noizfx Behold the ONI!

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    I actually talked to (and interviewed, too bad not in English) the president of ESP Japan when they visited Taiwan back in August, and we talked about Jesse's guitar and its chances to be made into a signature guitar. He said it's hard to release it as a signature guitar, comparing to his previous Katana series, because of it's spec-ed out exactly as his custom, with the craftsmanship involved, the price would be ridiculous.

    Maybe they'll work something out in the future, who knows! But I doubt it will be in the exact specs though... Definitely not in the E-II moniker... ESP custom shop line maybe, and retail for over 5k USD probably...
     
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    I heard someone mention chthonic, so I came in here to see if there were any pictures of Doris. I'll go ahead and see myself out....

    But on a serious note, that sig is really cool. Is it just me or are there a lot of new Vs out this year? Ima have to pick me up one, I think.
     
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    one of the best v's ive seen in a while...

    ...being a huge esp fan doesn't help my gas any lol.
     

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