Epic NGD: ESP Custom Shop Horizon!!

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  1. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I documented it in the build thread: http://sevenstring.org/threads/inhale-esp-custom-shop-build-exhale.293175/
    I think I sold 14 guitars for this? Some absolutely killer ones too, but totally worth it.
     
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    spork141 SS.org Regular

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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    ^ Correct. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to happen. Took about five years, but...
     
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    spork141 SS.org Regular

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    It looks amazing. For the record I wouldn't ask ESP to build me one. It would be against all morals I have as a collector to copy someone outright. You deserve to have the only one. Amazing work designing it.

    I have a number of flamed trans black guitars (Jackson / Schecter). I'll post some pics soon. That being said, yours blow mine out of the water from a pure design standpoint. There's something about that arch top that really brings that design home. Even the c*ckstock looks good with it. I feel similar about my ESP Page Hamilton sig. In some scenarios, the c*ck rocks! :hbang:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Why? It just has to be re-posted. This is by far, the greatest ESP ever made.
     
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    Holy shit
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Still a holy grail Horizon. Needs to be a production option, STAT.
     
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    spork141 SS.org Regular

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    Maple boards really speaking to me these days.Would have never expected it after years of ebony love
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I'm a little biased, but I have to agree.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Apparently photobucket is back from the dead and postimg is gone. Here's a pic from not as long ago:
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    That's a covered Sentient in the neck, custom SD "Obsidian" in the bridge (think BW and Nazgul's love child with a rowdy bottom end), stainless steel Floyd upgrades and a thicc block out of sight. This is from later last year, the maple is getting a nice wear to it too, even more so since.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    You actually find any improvement from the floyd upgrades?
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    The stainless steel is negligible IMO. It's mostly aesthetics. I've had the paint chip off the nuts before and these are just better/less likely to see wear. I'm using NYXLs anyways, so I'm not having to put a ton of use into those anyways.
    But the block is a definitely upgrade. I'd say that even acoustically it's a bigger difference, but it might be the case that it's only acoustically a noticeable difference, which is also fine for me since I strum around unplugged often. If I had a sound test before and after, I doubt you'd hear it over distortion.
    Also swapped a pop in arm, which is nice. Not necessary, but a perk.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    We should ask the mods to move this one into the religion forum.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Just barely over four year check in: it's still perfect. Play it pretty much everyday. Requires the least maintenance and provides the most joy and sounds the best of any guitar I ever played.

    I did go back to a screw in arm. That pop in one was obnoxious and felt like it could have been the thing to ding the finish. No go, but back on track for some time.
     
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    Not going to lie. I looked through this thread again like 2 weeks ago haha.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    There’s no shame in that. At all.
     
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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    It never looks any less glorious, one of the finest Horizon builds ever. One day I’ll get around to that custom XJ-6 order.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    If it's been haunting you this long, it is the right decision.

    In the meantime, working on a new album finally. Need to conspire a way to get my band enough attention to merit a shop wanting to do a limited EII run of this guitar so I can tour with one when that becomes an option again in like 2021 or whatever.
    Listen to Peregrine's Agrarian Curse like a million times on spotify.
     

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