ESP Custom Shop Japan - How Do I Order

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  1. kingneptune117

    kingneptune117 SS.org Regular

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    Hey all,

    Very excited to say I am looking to order an ESP Eclipse from the Japan custom shop.

    Can someone with experience tell me the best way to do this?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    If I remember correctly, you have to go through a retailer. Sadly you can't go through ESP directly.
     
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    Hopefully I'm not being too forward, but there are a few members on here who have ordered Japanese Customs.

    You could try messaging them to see if they'd be willing to assist you: Ikke or Feraledge.
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Hi! Congratulations, exciting times ahead! You must through a dealer to get a Japan custom.

    ESP Custom Order Form
    First download this and send it to your dealer --> https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/esp/site_assets/000/007/412/original.pdf?1522098152

    ESP Dealer Locator
    If you haven't already selected your dealer, here is the dealer locator on the ESP website --> https://www.espguitars.com/dealers

    ESP Custom Club
    In addition, we have a small community of people who have Japan customs located here --> http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/esp-custom-club.313510/
    Though not everyone in there has gone through the process of getting a one-off Japan custom, those of who have can surely assist you.

    I just got my second Japan custom back in February. If you you have questions, feel free to reach out!

    In an hour or so, I can put a more detailed description of the process if you'd like. But the above should get you started.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I went through 6-string.com, unfortunately that's not really an option anymore. I can answer questions about the process, but I know other people will have better suggestions for retailers.
     
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    Drum City Guitar Land / Axe Palace too I think. Both are well known
     
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    Damn I'd love an ESP custom..mainly because they seem to be the only company besides Schecter who will do pretty much anything you want, even custom shapes
     
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    ESP Custom House and Big Boss would be the main local options off the top of my head. I can't speak to whether they accept international orders though, but ESP Custom House at least has English support.
     
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    I believe you can order or through Drum City Guitarland. I’ve just gone through the process of ordering/receiving a custom ordered Schecter from them, and Drum City was fabulous.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    If you want a custom shape, I have bad news: you only have two kidneys.
     
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    Yeah...that's what other people are for...
     
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    I got a seriously reasonable quote (considering stuff like stainless frets and machine bolt neck inserts) for a custom from Nick @zimbloth from the Axe Palace before I had to waste the money on a new car.
     
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    Call Jason at DCGL. He has know Matt Masciandro for a very, very long time and can make things happen. Having dealt with several guitar shops over the years for customs, I have concluded that Jason has the most connected situation going. Never had an issue dealing with him or DCGL. That's my two cents.
     
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    The only issue here is that the guys at DCGL are on the wrong side of VAT and import duties, for me...
     
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    If you're serious about a CS ESP and you're in Europe look up Wire & Wood on Facebook and send them a message.
     
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    I was referring in general to all the cool stuff that DCGL seems to get on the regular, but I'll check out Wire & Wood...thanks!
     
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    VAT is a killer for sure. I am spoiled because I live near DCGL. If you could just see half of what is available you would have a heart attack. There are some gems in there and many times I have fondled customs that were pre sold and for whatever reason don't get pics posted up. DCGL gets some incredible axes.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    since you're a fellow european, email guitarsrebellion, they're the french distributor and do custom orders.

    https://www.guitarsrebellion.com/

    Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with them in any way. They're just awesome.
     
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    Yes they are...I've talked with them on FB, they're very good, and stock amazing stuff.
    Thanks!
     
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    Big boss is ESP's own store so yes, you can order them there. They are insanely expensive though, even for a base model with just a different coat of paint.
     
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