ESP M-II SL7 Original Series (Custom Orange Color)

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Hey there,

Just want to share with you the results of my project to upgrade one of the ESP M-II SL7 guitars, which were made in Japan in 2002 and 2003.

Initially it was a custom order for Japan internal market of M-II SL7 model with catalog specifications but ebony fingerboard (instead of rosewood). Previous owner changed SD passive pickups to DiMarzio Air Norton (neck), x2n (bridge).

The guitar had this look (the top one in black):

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It looked quite ok, but too ascetic. Black body, black pickups, black fingerboard. And recently I decided to change the look of it :idea:
Body was repainted in beautiful orange color.

Here some photos of the process:
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Also DiMarzio pickups sound was not like I need, so pickups were changed as well to active SD Blackouts.

So here it is, my new ESP! It looks AWESOME!!!

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Current specs:
BODY Mahogany
NECK Hard Maple 3P
FINGERBOARD Ebony, 22frets
SCALE 27 inch (686mm)
NUT (width) Carbon (45mm)
INLAY Offset Dot
JOINT Bolt-on
BRIDGE Tune-Matic (w/String-thru-body)
PICKUPS Seymour Duncan Blackouts (Neck and Bridge)
CONTROL Master Volume, Master Tone, Killswitch
3WAY Lever PU Selector
COLOR Orange
 

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BrailleDecibel

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Whoa dude, that looks a million times better! Excellent work indeed, I'd be breaking the "like" button if we had one. :lol:
 


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