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

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Bloody_Inferno, Sep 4, 2015.

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    deftones-88 Well-Known Member

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    Love the new finish and hard tail design!
    What was the decision behind ditching the neck thru for the bolt on? @NOIZEFX
     
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    noizfx Behold the ONI!

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    Simply because he likes the attack with the bolt-ons better.
     
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    Taikatatti SS.org Regular

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    I'm definitely not a V-guy, but this thing is gorgeous!
     
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    dkuehn1 SS.org Regular

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    Thats pretty slick looking. But I actually preferred the other sig in his name.
     
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    Insomnia Needs more strings!

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    I really love it, but ESP's Flying V styles really aren't for me!
     
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    ShadowsfeaR aka VigilSerus

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    I don't really like V's that much, but holy moly does this do it for me. Specs are 10/10 too, jesus christ.
     
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    bnzboy Asian Dying

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    I own the ESP version and personally I find the body shape way more comfortable than Gibson style V.
     
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    DH31701 SS.org Regular

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    At first the specs for the new model was neck thru.

    The main idea for this guitar is that Jesse wanted the sound of a mahogany guitar,(which he refers to an Gibson explorer he used to have in the old days)
    and also improving the hi-end and clarity that most all-mahogany guitars tend to lack a bit, so he decided to go with mahogany body.

    However the problem with having a neck thru design on this guitar is that
    a 7-string,thru-body maple neck with the 27scale would result in too much maple on the guitar.
    especially when you have an Arrow-shape body where the tails are quite thin
    it'll end up having more maple tone than the actual sound from the mahogany body. (not to mention it also has a quilt maple top)

    So I advised him to go for either a set-neck or a bolt-on
    and he chose bolt-on because of the attack that bolt-on guitars tend to deliver.

    I'll have to say I was also kind of scared when I first saw the photos of that huge "square" neck joint,but it turned out to be really comfortable to play.
    It actually feels even better than the previous neck-thru design, and ESP also released two new E-II 7-strings with that design.
     

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