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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Rotatous, Oct 9, 2020.
For sure, baked maple sword or something.
A good friend of mine is an ESP artist who has a signature model, and he also told me that the build factory is not in Shibuya area. And yes, the E-II and Original/Custom lines are in the same place. In fact, there is some interchange between them, where some "lucky" E-IIs are actually contributed to, or finished by, the Original/Custom shop luthier guys.
Not surprising, as that's how most shops work.
You're just as likely to find a USA Select Jackson built by Mike Shannon as a Masterbuilt. The guys who build J.Customs at Fujigen also build the Genesis models.
It's not as much about who is building as how much time are they given.
Does anyone know where the ltd 200 series are made? For the new sn200ht i can't any details
Most are made in Indonesia, but some are made in China. I'm willing to bet some are made in both for the sake of expediance.
If only it had an evertune and some fishmans with the metal caps.
They finally posted it! Can't wait for the "sometime in April" like the distributor told me.
Also this guy must be like a pro hand model in Japan or something, just ditch the nail polish. Each one of his knuckles is freakishly longer than three of mine. Could be the monster's stunt double in a number of horror movies.
Anybody heard if that’s coming out as a sig? I haven’t read the whole thread, apologies.
@macky damn I bet you are pumped. That thing is BEAUTIFUL. Can’t wait for the NGD.
Iiiiis that a Brent Hinds ESP?
Close, it's Bill's new guitar he posted on Instagram.
Indeed. I have a CS Jackson 7 that didn’t say masterbuilt in the COA (although all USA Jackson 7s are masterbuilt). I asked Joe Williams if he built it since CMCGuitars had a twin of it in a different finish listed as "Masterbuilt by Joe Williams" (both made for NAMM 2017). It turns out he made one and Mike Shannon the other. So...
There's no way he got that and totally didn't show it to Bill like "wink wink nudge nudge "
EDIT: Actually forgot Bill had the same guitar as well. Makes sense why he'd get one as well then. Wonder if this means that he's working closer with ESP to replace some of his older Gibsons.
Thank you sir! Looking at doing a cumulative NGD post for the year once everything shows up. Will try to get a hold of something better than an iphone for the pix. Thinking about doing the "Lagoon" Arrow, whatever this purple/brass thing is called, and my worked-over UV77PSN together. Should be fun!
Bill is still a big Gibson player, only really takes a few ESPs on the road and uses them in online lessons, most of his rack is still old Les Pauls and a couple odds and ends.
Brent is really into those Banker authorized Gibsons now.
It seems they both really love Gibson guitars, but don't really want to associate with the brand in an official capacity, which isn't totally shocking.
Yeah, completely agree based on what I've seen. Last time I saw them when they came through touring on the Crack the Skye Anniversary (2019?) I don't think he played an ESP the entire night.
This post is the first I've heard about the Banker Gibsons and part of me kind of can't believe it's something that really happened.
It doesn't get the headlines like "Gibson sends C&D", but they've opened up thier designs for license to builders going back a few years now.
Banker was the first, and has been making a mint doing it.
I was able to check out one at CME before the pandemic and it was a beast of a guitar. I can see why Brent is so into them.
I entirely read this as something authorized by a bank. It’s a guys NAME, ah makes more sense.
Honest mistake makes sense- you pretty much do need to be a banker to afford some of these Gibsons!