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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Church2224, Feb 15, 2012.
Here’s my Horizon NT7 2012. Maybe you guy has seen my NGD.
Nice esp. Those horizons with fixed bridge are really tempting. They make me thing about trying the seven strings.
Anyone here tried an Iron Cross? Is it full thickness or standard Eclipse thickness? Been thinking about grabbing one in the future along with a Snakebyte.
I had one for awhile. It’s standard eclipse thickness. Played wonderfully and felt very high quality!
Not an ESP but saw this model online, didn't know the LTD M1007MS existed in that finish
The Snakebyte is a pretty cool guitar. The full-blown ESP one has a really nice neck, with rolled fretboard edges. It feels like a guitar you've owned and played for 20 years. The sound, however, wasn't to my taste. I played two in Japan through a Diesel VH4 and a Dual Recto and the Snakybyte is quite thick, dark sounding, not much note definition. The Iron Cross was quite a bit brighter (even though they all had EMG Het Set pickups)
Got it back from my tech yesterday. My baritone now loaded with BKPs!
Guys, I found an used Horizon NT-I online for a good price, but I'm not so sure about it since it's an Ash body : my main idea was to grab an used NT-II and stick Fluence Moderns in it, but I guess that won't work so well. Maybe I'll be better with the mahogany LTD counterpart.
Anyone owned one of those plain gloss black Horizons NT-I with ash body an pearloid binding ?
I’ve had two ash body with bolt on maple neck Horizons (90s) and a 2010s maple neck thru with ash body, all were awesome and sounded great.
Buy it and ask questions later.
It is the one true way.
Haha, that's a way of life man !
I would like to try it tho, but too far from my area
And would you say they were heavy or light guitars ? I'm not sure if that model is swamp ash or just ash. It's the ~2006 gloss black model with duncans
Pretty standard. Are you looking at a gloss black one or see thru black? I know there was a Euro model that was see thru black swamp ash body, but that was probably around 2011-2012. Stunner IMO. Regardless, I've had Standard Series Horizons with mahogany, ash, and alder bodies. To be totally honest, I'd say they all weighed the same and if you couldn't make out the wood in the finish, you might not even know. I'd put ash tonally between alder and mahogany. IIRC, the older 90s bolt on ash Horizons were probably a tiny bit lighter, but there are other factors there as well that explain it.
FWIW, I was thinking that if I could do another custom Horizon, I'd do ash body, possibly even bolt on neck. Unlikely to happen unless I win the lottery or something, but most likely I'll grab another 90s ash Horizon again when I can.
Would anyone here be interested in taking part in an ESP limited run? Horizon, or M?
Maybe...any idea on the specs? (M for me)
If I was to spec a custom guitar:
Horizon/M - I'm happy with either, although after extensive use of my RG recently, I think I'm preferring a flat top these days
Mahogany body - flamed maple top
7 piece neck - maple/walnut/padouk
Black Tusq nut
Black Hipshot hardware - hardtail and open locking tuners
Luminlay side dots
Offset block inlays
Direct mounted pups
See-thru black cherry burst on the front, the back natural. Satin finish on back and front.
Fretboard can be either maple or ebony
If ebony fretboard:
Matching headstock finish with flamed maple veneer
If maple fretboard:
Headstock also in unfinished maple (a la Jeff Loomis sig Schecter)
Master volume in the spot where tone would normally be (regular volume placement gets in the way of my picking hand)
Pickups are debatable. I'm a Seymour Duncan fanboy, I just put BKPs in my Horizon and I don't like it at all. I'd either get a JB/Jazz, or a Custom/59 set. Black pickup covers.
This is what I would want out of a custom guitar built for me, obviously if people are interested in taking part in a limited run this is all up for discussion anyways.
Thanks, that's the classic gloss black one ! Always good to hear from someone who owned a bunch of ESP's