ESP E-II M-II Seven

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  1. Mwoit

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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    They'll be pretty expensive in Japan too, don't expect a huge discount. It's not like Japan was a third world country. ^^
    Usually what's interesting to puchase in Japan are domestic only models. (Also valid for watches and lots of consumer electronics)
    It's not like going to Taiwan 25 years ago where you could get stuff for thalf the price.
     
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    Going back again? Getting jealous here, I miss the place. :lol:

    Those EIIs look pretty slick and would probably play just as well. Either grab that or see if you can find a good deal on an old M-Seven.
     
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    I went to ESP's main guitar outlet in Osaka this April 2016. Great selection to die for and the sales were very nice. Japanese do love their guitars! They are not cheap either.

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    I've attached a few photos from the shop. not the MII-7 but other models. They are all around 200,000 JPY, that's about $1900.
     
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    ESP heaven! Oddly, the US prices on most of what is posted in the picture are better by about $150. Didn't expect that to be the case.
     
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    I understand that it's still expensive in Japan, but the the price difference between getting it in Japan and the UK is ridiculous. It's about £2000 / 2000 Euro whilst 200000 yen is around £1500.

    I'll keep an eye out for second hand guitars (it's a gold mine!) of course, having 2 1992 Ibanez guitars is a dream. However those are 6 string and I would like a 7 to partner up with my .strandberg*.

    @Bloody_Inferno, organising a 8 - 9 month work stint in Nasushiobara so would like to take advantage of what's there while I'm there! :)
     
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    Ideally, I would like something that's cheaper in Japan than say the UK (ESP brand for example, but I'm not exclusive to the brand) or something as Andromalia suggests, domestic brands. Second hand 7 strings aren't as common unfortunately. :(
     
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    Can you take me with you? I'd be super greatful!
     
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    E-II Horizon FR-7B?????????? Do you have any pictures of that? I just googled it and don't see a picture in sight.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I really don't understand why they painted the back of the neck on these. I would go with the MR Seven personally, satin neck instead of black gloss. I see the Nazgul/Sentient PUPs as a big advantage too over the EMGs.
    Headstocks are the wrong direction too.

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    I agree with you there. I thought ESP had finally made my dream guitar until I saw the headstocks, painted neck, body binding on an MII...
     
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    Buying anything overseas with the pound isn't a great idea at the moment...
     
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    This is true, but not often I get opportunities to play the guitar in person and buy it on the spot.

    The painted neck and the input jack aren't so hot unfortunately. I'm looking forward to these EMGs, I hear they are much more interesting than the 707.
     
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    An EII standard is arround 1750€
    http://www.woodbrass.com/guitare-el...orizon-3-nt-reindeer-blue-+-etui-p183324.html

    200000 yen is 1737€ at today's exchange rate.

    About pounds, looks like 1599ish:
    http://www.andertons.co.uk/solid-bo.../esp-vii-standard-in-black-with-hard-case.asp

    I don't know what your 2K£ EIIs are but this doesn't seem to be a good comparison point.
     
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    Okay, using those guitars as examples and other models in the E-II brand highlights your point that they aren't a good comparison point. The E-II M-II Seven model specifically as linked in the original post is priced at 2299 Euros on thomann (https://m.thomann.de/gb/esp_e_ii_m_ii_seven_blk.htm) and I'm struggling to find this model on other European or British guitar websites.
     

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