ESP Custom Shop Japan - How Do I Order

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  1. mlp187

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    Doesn’t sound unreasonable to me.
     
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    I mean something like a decent quilt with one of their color finishes maybe part of me is like keep it simple but part of me is like if you’re gonna go for it go big? I’m not generally into flashy guitars, but I do appreciate nice maple tops. I’ve been really thinking do I go 6 or 7 too.
    Thanks for the offer and I may take you up on it!
     
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    Well, in a nutshell, ESP Japan or USA can make you an M-II (6 string) with a quilt. You have more options and flexibility, greater cost, and longer lead time with Japan than with USA.

    But, you mentioned a 7 string and depending on what M-II you're talking about (traditional head or dagger head), ESP USA won't make you a 7 string dagger head. So, you'd have to go with Japan. If you really wanted to, you could ask ESP Japan to make you an ESP USA, which would be very meta.

    My customs (first 7, second 6 string) were with "go big or go home" mentalities. That being said, I don't think they are particularly fancy. Even my pink one I think is relatively classy for a pink guitar.
     
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    Not sure what you are trying to imply here because pink guitars are the epitome of classy ;) !
     
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    Maybe....lol
     
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    I got another quote from a second dealer for a few hundred less. Placed my order for the lime burst m7 hard tail with maple fretboard, gold hardware and EMG's.

    Should be 6-8 months. I too was told no on the headstock mod, sadly, but I'll manage. :D
     
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    What’s the quote on the pink one? With the floyd?
     
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    It is around $4k with the Hipshot bridge.
     
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    That’s cheaper than the production model at $4200
     
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    Outstanding!!! Looking forward to your NGD!
     
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    I'm a dumb dumb. I found the quote in my emails and the price was for a change of color and adding a trem. My bad.
     
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    Going through a dealer is usually the cheaper way to go.
     
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    What were you getting if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    I wanted a Stef B8 with Floyd in green.

    Quote came back as ~$5k, so I bought another Sadowsky instead.
     
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    Sometimes I think I'm the only non-guitar nerd on this forum. I had to look up Sadowsky. Interesting guitars. I kind of like their/his Tele's!
     
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    I went for one of the new Satin series 5-string basses. No regrets.

    If I go ESP it'll definitely be a USA, at the time I didn't like the options list, but not it's just about perfect.
     
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    Yeah I'd like a USA Tele, but I can't really justify getting any more guitars. But a USA Tele or old Horizon are what I'm/I'd be looking for.
     
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    The ESP USA stuff has been consistently great from what I've gotten my hands on.

    I've never been super into ESP minus a couple of M-II bolt-ons I had way back, but the new USA models are very enticing.
     
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    ESP's are really the only guitars I've had any experience with. I tell myself I'd like to get a Mayo or Wirebird, but I just end up going back into my ESP comfort zone. One day I'll break the cycle~
     

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