ESP NAMM 2019 thread

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

  1. xzacx

    xzacx SS.org Regular

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    I think the point is that he is relevant to a certain group of people, and those people happen to be people who buy gear, otherwise ESP wouldn’t keep making and selling new models. You could make the same argument about Eric Clapton at this point. It’s been a couple decades since he’s been relevant, and the last time he was it was playing a Martin, but Fender keeps selling EC signatures because they make money.
     
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  2. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Clapton still draws audiences, Lynch doesn't. Their notoriety and stature aren't even in the same league.
    That said, his guitars are cool, and lots of people want the bengal one without knowing anything about him either. I mean, ESP did a ****ing Babymetal sig ffs so anything goes so long as the guitar is cool.
     
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    Rawkmann SS.org Regular

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    I know tons of people who still like George Lynch, myself included. He did a clinic a couple years ago at our local shop and had a crazy good turnout.
     
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    Kaura Le Petit Caporal

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    To be completely honest, I have never heard of Dokken outside the Lynch pics on ESP site that says he plays in that band. I couldn't name even one song by them even if my life depended on it. So yeah, maybe I live under a rock. :D
     
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    :shrug:
     
  6. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    If you like heavy rock music and aren't familiar with Dokken, you're missing out. But Lynch definitely may have been for a generation (or two) before a lot of the guys on this site, so it's understandable if folks haven't really heard of him.

    I honestly am surprised that LTD still can sell many variations of the Lynch signatures but that something like say, I dunno, a Strat 8 Javier signature couldn't sell. Sure, a lot of guys idolize Lynch (which I think is well-deserved, great player!) and now have disposable income, but: do they want a bunch of LTDs? I wouldn't think so, but presumably ESP knows the business case a lot better than I do.
     
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    I'm sure there's a decent number of people here who only listen to Prog/Djent/Extreme metal who may not be familiar with him, but I'd say if anyone is decently familiar with like Van Halen and Ozzy's solo career/guitarists or even a band like Skid Row or Motley Crue (basically anyone who is somewhat open minded about 80s metal/hard rock) they should have somewhere stumbled on Dokken and at least know like Breaking the Chains.

    Or surely a decent number of people have seen/like Nightmare on Elm St 3 Dream Warriors? That was my first exposure to them.
     
  8. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    How does not being on your radar make him irrelevant? Opinions are one thing, proclamations are another. He’s a legend for many and he’s a hell of a player. Still prolific, so it’s not just like they’re making sigs for a dude who hung it up. Might not appeal to you, but if you missed hair metal in the 80s, then most likely it’s going to miss you forever. Shit was an era and it was massive. I’m pretty much all death metal all the time, but I get some nostalgia listening to those bands still. Some formative guitarists for sure.
    Just don’t negate someone’s relevance based on your opinion.
     
  9. setsuna7

    setsuna7 Poor Gearwhore

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    Amen to that brother. The eighties. Hell of an ERA!!!
     
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  11. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Given all the signature stuff that Lynch has his name on, something tells me he's still a draw. :lol:

    He has like... signature pickups from two different companys for fucks sake. :rofl: And one of those companies he has like 3 - 5 pickups alone.

    I'm also going to assume that a $500 6-string LTD sig from someone like George Lynch would sell more than a $1500 8-string LTD from someone like Javier.

    Josh has always gotten classy AF ESPs.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Yup, gonna need to padlock my wallet this year.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Stop showing that MH. You don't know how badly I want it. :ugh:
     
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    All it would take for everyone to flip their shit over how already dated this guitar is, is to swap the quilt for burl. Trans-grey with black burst, ebony board, Evertune, it's just one little thing and suddenly it's class apparently.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I don't even go for burl typically, but on that M-II...

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    When the one "little thing" is what covers up like 95% of the guitars body and generally looks like shit... :shrug:
     
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    Quilted tops have been around for years and are here to stay, they can fit your average dad rock guitar as well as pure metal axes. Can't say the same about burls.
     
  18. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Gotta love seeing a Todd Howard joke on SSO.
     
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    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    here's another one: fallout 76
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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