ESP NAMM 2019 thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    That seems to be the trend with a lot of manufacturers at the moment - low volume gouchè spec'd imports.
     
  2. Zado

    Zado SS.org Regular

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    What do we exactly want?
     
  3. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Personally, I'd like to see MIJ signature models at the E-II level.

    Right now you either go for a cheaper MIK or MII model for around $1k or, if they even offer it, a Japanese CS version for $4k+.

    Give me something around $2k, that's a much more comfortable price point for me.
     
  4. Zado

    Zado SS.org Regular

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    Ok, but specs and shape wise?
     
  5. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    All ESP's cool stuff is signature models.

    I'd be much more interested in the Stef-T, Holt, Buz, Reyes and others if there was a solid, middle of the pack option. It would have been cool to have some of the now discontinued Whitechapel models, those were all very compelling guitars, they just were nothing special quality wise and a bear to even find unless you bought sight unseen.

    I understand why they don't release E-II variants, they don't want to cut into the high margin sales of the CS models.
     
  6. Ikke

    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    And the most important question to ESP: Will you buy it?

    Seems the general/usual answer here is, “No, I won’t/can’t buy it, but it’d be nice to see it.” Which obviously does nothing for ESP.

    And I’m not any exception: I’d like to see the Horizon-FT in the Original Series, but I know that I wouldn’t even get it.
     
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    We want 45mm 7 string back. (with cockstock please)
     
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    I'll buy Javier's gold strat if they make a Japanese one.
     
  9. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    TBH I don't give a shit about ESP's japanese stuff anymore, the USA custom shop is putting out some incredible stuff these days.
     
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  10. Fenceclimber

    Fenceclimber I love Ibanez

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    I'd love to see some new Phoenix guitars!
     
  11. Ikke

    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    I really appreciate ESP USA's push to be different from ESP Japan more so than anything else. As far as the USA designs, they seem to not be so different, aside from maybe some color choices.

    As examples
    USA M-II NTB = JP M-II CTM
    USA M-III = JP The Mirage
    USA Eclipse = JP EC/MA
    etc.

    I would be more interested in seeing a USA Original Series that's wholly different from anything Japan offers.
     
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  12. Mathemagician

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    Yeah I’m only interested in E-2 (Old US standard series) quality or better. So a million $750-899 models don’t catch my interest outside of say unique shapes - Ibanez Xiphos, Jackson star/warrior. I may not want to drop 2k on a once a week-ish guitar.

    But if we’re talking more traditional super Strat shapes? I don’t need more black or white imports, I already have an M2 and a Japanese Soloist.
     
  13. OliOliver

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    Just a guess as to why they went with the tear shape burst.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Bring back the Eclipse I.
     
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    Sure, maybe it's easy for them to use the same format as on the Kelliher EC model (which also looks like crap tbh), but it still looks way worse than even that (the Gibson).
     
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    Good luck with that, we can never have awesome things :shrug:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    A lot has happened since they had to revise that model. They could probably bring it out now.
     
  18. Hollowway

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    I know I’m in the 0.0000001% of the population that would want this, but I’d love it if ESP did more of their crazy Japanese stuff. As a huge Ultraman fan, and fan of all retro Japanese stuff like that, I would love to see more things like this:

    [​IMG]

    https://espguitars.co.jp/tsuburaya/flying_seven/
     
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  19. Crash Dandicoot

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    As a guy who likes the weirder parts of the Japanese line, you are definitely in the 0.0000001% :lol:

    I agree with @MaxOfMetal, more E-II variants of some already cool models would be very nice to see. The fact that we got the Sugizo Horizon over here, as an E-II no less, is pretty cool. I'd like to see more of that.
     
  20. Zado

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    My fear: do they want?
    There's a part of me wanting one too, but I guess that's the BBQ lover part.
     
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