ESP Custom Shop Raiden-7 Red Anodized

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  1. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Here is something you don’t every day… or ever? ESP Custom Shop Raiden-7. This is a Japanese market signature model I recently imported, one of the best sounding and most unique 7-strings I’ve played thus far. The GAS is real on this one. It has a richlite fingerboard, red anodized pickguard, SD Nazgul/Sentient pickups, and just tons of mojo.

    It’s weird, I’m more of an ESP Horizon kind of guy, strat shapes like this Snapper body don’t usually do it for me, but sometimes guitars just have “it” - and this is one of those. All the ESP Snapper stuff always sounds incredibly resonant, aggressive and clear.

    What do you guys think of this one?

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    trem licking SS.org Regular

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    Love the 8 string version of this as well. Rad 'tar
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yup! That was a banger too.

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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Now THAT's cool. Talk about standing out!
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    This is on my list of must-haves. What a beautiful guitar.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    I dig the big route pickups. It seemed like they instantly became passé once there were dedicated 7/8-string sizes, but there's still a ton of situations where they look amazing.
     
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    I think I'm droolin', fuh fuh fuh droolin'! That is beautiful, huge congrats! Nice studio, too!
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Thanks. Don’t get to use it much but hopefully that’ll change someday!
     
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    Empryrean Constantly Gassing

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    Badass! happy ngd!
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    I’ve seen this sentiment a few times recently, odd.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Really cool stuff! Also, what's that green JP in your avatar?
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Man, of all the awesome extended range Snapper stuff ESP Japan has been doing, this one is my favorite. With 24 frets and a Floyd it would be a perfect companion to my Ohmura...

    I also love how Isao put the Zeon emblem on his personal guitars, Red Comet vibes for sure.

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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Its a limited run JP16 that I designed for my shop, the Axe Palace. It comes in an ebony fingerboard version also :)
     
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    Damn, it's gorgeous! Why slap a Floyd Rose in it, though? The MM bridge is a big reason why I own JP's over other shredders.
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    The JP16’s all came with Floyd’s.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Damn it looks sick!
     
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    Amazing guitar, im guessing this one is spoken for?
     
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    I wanna try a snapper 7 so bad.
     
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    I wish they made an Edwards version to go with my other Snapper.

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    Ah didn't realize it.
     

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