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

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  1. foofan

    foofan SS.org Regular

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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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  2. foofan

    foofan SS.org Regular

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  3. Genome

    Genome SS.org Regular

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    Great work!
     
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    stratjacket Lost in a loop

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    Wow, that looks sharp. The orange and black look great, nice work.
     
  5. eaeolian

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

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    Very nice, indeed. :yesway:
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Big improvement!
     
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    Simic SS.org Regular

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    Nice, looks much better now :D HNGD
     
  8. kevdes93

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    Wow that looks great, never heard of these before!
     
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    Looks great! Haven't seen an SL7 in a while!
     
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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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    BangandBreach Kaboom.

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    Dude, yes. A thousand times yes.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Orange guitars are pretty cool. :)
     
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    Love that orange! Nice work!
     
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    Very sexy! You also made room for a battery compartment at the back! Great job.
     
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    BigViolin JEFF LOOMIS SOLOIST!

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    That just works, well done!!
     

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