ESP NAMM 2019 thread

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

  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm guessing Akira owned the brand and asked ESP to built for him since he had a really close relationship with them.

    I'm also guessing ESP still makes the cream-of-the-crop guitars. Someone else makes the cheaper models, though. I can't for the life of me remember, though.
     
  2. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I had read it was the other way around these days. With the Japanese ones being made by someone and ESP handling the import stuff. The info could be out of date though.
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Oh okke. Very interesting.
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Sorry for pulling this off topic.

    Any leaks of E-II stuff yet?
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Knowledge is power! And nope not from anything I've seen. I've checked to see if there is any Gakki Fair info as well, but haven't found any.
     
  6. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    One of my huge guitar regrets is not importing a Killer Prime 7 when they were making them. Man that was a cool guitar.
     
  7. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    [​IMG]

    :yum:
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Holy shit, I didn't realize there was an Edwards version! I've loved that guitar for quite a while, but no way I can rationalize paying what it costs. But I could easily swing a used Edwards. And I'll be honest - I only want it for the pink sparkle finish. :lol:
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Looks tasty in a pointy kind of way. What's up with the area just behind the neck pickup?
     
  10. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    It’s a sticker that says “if you can read this, the spiked gauntlet fell off”
     
  11. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    IIRC, it’s part of the neck. It’s a bolt on that extends really far into the body. They just route a channel for the neck pickup into the neck itself and stain the bit that extends past the pickup.
     
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    dirtool SS.org Regular

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  13. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I actually like that a lot, headstock gives me some heartburn though, but it reminds me of the cool Stars from the 90's.
     
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    Zado SS.org Regular

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    ...and we're back at the "they should bring back the Eclipse I shape"
     
  15. Womb raider

    Womb raider Drink from the goblet, the goblet of gore

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    Forget the Eclipse 1, bring back the MX
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Both?
     
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    Womb raider Drink from the goblet, the goblet of gore

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    Fair enough
     
  18. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    https://www.instagram.com/p/BosICprAYVE/?hl=en&taken-by=espguitars

    No idea how to link to instagram, but there's a pic on the ESP instagram of Steffen Kummerer with a white E-II M-II 7-string with a Floyd. That thing looks pretty neat. Wonder if that's going into production; it would seem odd to have a custom built, one-off guitar labeled E-II.

    EDIT: actually, I see that ESP Japan still lists the E-II M Seven as available, I think, so it easily could be just a one-off paint job.
     
  19. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    CS still manufactures them to this day. You can get those from an intermediary in Japan, at some point Meestursparkle had a few new ones, I haven't looked at his page for months though.
     
  20. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    I want that super loud red and white one so bad. No matter HOW “American appropriating Japanese symbols” it may make me look, lmao. ‘Dat maple.

    That thing looks so fun. I am a sucker for loud stuff like that.
     
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