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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by feraledge, Jul 27, 2016.
Looks interesting. I'll maybe jump and do a proper Japan CS order when I'm done with moving, switching job and buying a new house, ie, next year.
Said this once before but feel it's worth repeating. You have the nicest guitar on the internet. You should already be designing your coffin to ensure a snug fit.
And whoever suggested an EII run based on the design. I'm in
Thank you!! I’m pleased with it constantly. And I was one to suggest an EII run. I want one I feel comfortable leaving the house with!
Hoping to soon join the ranks of those with ESP Custom Shop built guitars! In particular, I've got my eye on an Original Series Horizon-II. A lot of the ESP Original Series guitars seem to come with Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pickups (Neck - 59/Jazz, Bridge - 59/JB). Does anyone have experience with these pickups and be able to chime in with their thoughts?
@fortisursus My original series Horizon-CTM came with that exact combo. It's nice enough for a variety of sounds but if you want higher gain shred or downtuned riffing I'd suggest something more tailored to what you like. I put a Lundgren M6 in mine and while I can't say my wallet likes the cost of Lundgren's stuff, my ears hear where the extra dollars went.
I'm a sucker for when builders go above-and-beyond when it comes to hardware. Over the last couple days, I've been seeing a few pics of ESP guitars with some really neat-looking bridges and pickups rings, and was wondering if anybody had any insight into them. Are these bespoke ESP parts only available through their custom shop, are they an off-the-shelf product from a smaller hardware company, etc?
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Pretty sure those pieces are custom made for those guitars.
I think you're right, a little more digging, and these appear to be some sort of "2020 Exhibition Edition" builds. Would love to know, though, if the hardware is available anywhere besides attached to these guitars...
Thanks for the insight. I was figuring that to be the case.
@spudmunkey Those Exhibition series are pretty nuts. That honeycomb pattern is so 3-dimensional. I can't help but wonder if they do that in-house or contract that work out to a local metalwork shop.
@spudmunkey You can straight up buy those hardware pieces from ESP directly as of this year, but they are looney tunes levels of expensive.
They are, as of a couple of months ago, production products. However, they are very expensive.
Holy crap those are awesome, but not $900 for a bridge awesome
Um, yeah, on both counts. I imagine, then, that the custom-etched/finished ones are...at *least* $1,500.
ESP can and will build literally anything they or a client wants. The exhibition builds are as the name implies explicitly to show off.
Super surprised to see the hardware available but the price doesn’t shock me. It’s luxury pricing. 4-8 times the alternatives.
actually if you spec out a build with your dealer and want those custom lab bridges/rings, there are not that expensive. I know because i just finalised a CS build 1 month ago. Initially i opted for a floyd bridge and no pickup rings. After i saw the release of the new hardware, i told my dealer i wanted the brass direction bridge and pickup rings installed and to my surprise the dealer absorbed the upcharge, which leads me to think they might not be that costly.
that being said, a lot of these special hardware are not compatible with your guitars routing. i was warned that once i chose to install this bridge, i will not be able to swap it out for another, so best to check if you plan to install it on an existing guitar
Let's see if this one counts...
I just played this and it is awesome...one of the nicest guitars I've played and the sustain is incredible. Just not my cup of tea. Th
defintely does, how is it holding up over the years?