ESP experts, is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by nyxzz, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. nyxzz

    nyxzz SS.org Regular

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    mbardu SS.org Regular

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    Eeeeeh...
    Is that the late 90s model?

    If so, I'd say if you're specifically after that particular model, then the price is kinda OK, decent, but that's about it.

    Other than that, it's going to be a good guitar, might be a bit banged up considering the age (with gc you always have the option to return though), will play well, but won't be anything particularly special either .

    If it's what I think it is, I owned one (in green ash) in the early 2000s and at the time they could be had for as low as ~500 second hand.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    That's not a bad price really. Give it a shot and see how you like it. GC will let you return it if things aren't what you expect.
     
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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    It’s not an Original Series, it’s a stock late 90s production Horizon. FYI, they all said “Custom Guitars” on the back, but were not a custom guitar, it was more of an advertising motto they used. They are real solid guitars, just don’t expect it to be an ESP custom shop level of awesomeness. It’s a precursor to the Standard Series and later E-II line. That said, if it’s in good condition it’s not an awful price as used ESPs have increased.
     
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    It's pre-standard series. Back then they were all "original series" they just weren't called that because there wasn't any other series apart from LTDs. The ones with the ESP Custom Guitars circle on the back of the headstock were export models. The ones without it were Japan market models. But yes these are what would be called an Original Series today.
     

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