ESP NAMM 2020 thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. olejason

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    Anyone have thoughts on the FR 1000 vs FR 1000se? I couldn't find much through googling.
     
  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    If I'm not mistaken, the se just has upgraded stainless steel parts. Honestly though, my Music Man JP16 has a normal 1000 and it's absolutely fantastic, so the se is even better. More so for future proofing the parts.
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    I think the Japanese vipers seems slimmer.
     
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    24.75” scale on the ‘87 Eclipses!? What the freakin’ heck!?:erk:
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    It's the '80s, shorter scales was the in thing. :lol:
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Also uh
    Billy K with Duncan now?
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    I am super tempted by the black metal phoenix. hawt damn.
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Jan SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for explaining. I'm actually in the UK, so not sure who (if anyone at all) would sell these here... I guess I will stick to the EII EC 7 I've had my eyes on for a while now, but one can dream... ;)
     
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    Maybe next year
     
  12. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Kind of odd it’s the only one with Fishmans pickups though. Wish they would have stuck with The Black Winter.
     
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    C’mon KH MUMMY...
     
  14. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    EDIT: NVM, I don't know model names. Move along, nothing to see here.:)
     
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    That's the shame of the ESP exhibition series. They use tons of gorgeous looking wood, just look at how many models this year have a body made completely of high grade flame maple. Unfortunately, they're so ungodly expensive that most of them just sit in dealer stock or in ESP's Japanese Big Boss and other ESP direct shops for years and years and years. Imagine how many high quality flame maple veneers for the E-II or Edwards series they could've gotten out of these flame maple body guitars. E-II and Edwards have weak AF looking veneers these days.
     
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    Well AFAIK E-II use veneers over maple caps, so they wouldnt likely use the nice woods for those anyway :lol: But apart from the price, it's a thing of appearance...they look like pieces of art, but no guitars
     
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    Before E-II, ESP standard series and the Edwards guitars at the time all used veneers over maple caps but ESP still bothered to use high quality flame maple for the veneers. Now, there's barely any figuring at all.
     
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    I have not seen examples of E-IIs recently (my attention goes to other type of guitars, mainly strats and LPs) so I trust you on this
     
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    I used to be a huge ESP fanboy. I still like how they feel. But in the last decade they've changed a lot and become so expensive I'm just not interested in any of their newer guitars. I find myself shopping for used ESPs from the 80s-early00s.
     
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    Guitars Rebellion in France might be able to order it for you if you contact them.

    https://www.guitarsrebellion.com
     

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