New ESP Models: 2022 edition

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  1. Metaldestroyerdennis

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    I think that photo makes the fretboard almost look like high grade Rosewood. I've noticed that on my American Vintage Jazzmaster and my previous AV 59 Stratocaster that the rosewood is reddish with super tight, almost maple-like grain. But on my previous CS '61 Strat and on my current core PRS the rosewood is very open-grained and almost gray in color. Basically, in conclusion I guess I have no idea what "high-grade" wood looks like.
     
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    That FB is doable. I still think a dyed black would look killer, just based on the finish of the body (pink doesn’t go well with brown, IMO). But in the color shown in the live shot, I wouldn’t feel compelled to dye it myself.
     
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    Brent's using ESP now, too. Not a stock model, either. An original custom shape.

    I know he uses a variety of guitars, but it's cool to see him rocking one as well.
     
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    I dig the song but... not everyone should be a guitar designer I guess. I'm impressed it has a jazzmaster style bridge.
     
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    Loomer Comfortably Dumb

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    Well... From what little I can see, I dig the hell out of that shape.
     
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    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    Dear ESP,

    You know what I want.

    From Steven
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    A horizon?
     
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    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    I'm putting you on ignore and reporting you for that.
     
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    He was apparently working with them before COVID then it fizzled out. Said he hasn’t heard from them in over a year.
     
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    Basically, high grade rosewood looks like today's ebony
     
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    We want more finishes like this, but with a body binding colour that matches the fretboard binding! I swear i'd buy it even if I had to sell the Fishmids.

    Btw, don't ppl get triggered by manufacturers calling 26.5" scales baritones (supposed to be 27"+)?
     
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    I speed-watched the vid at work in a tiny browser window between meetings, couldn't really see the guitar. Is it Mosrite Ventures style?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Aye. Brent’s ESP looks like a matte grey (or matte black?) Mosrite with a flat top and a Jazzmaster tremolo bridge.

    It has been interesting seeing everything that Brent has been using recently. Woodbine, some other “Gibson clones”, Wild Customs (out of France), and now ESP.
     
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    :rofl:

    Rosewood isn't "graded" like that. Rosewood gets darker as it ages from UV rays and oxidation, but most of the more expensive stuff is chosen based on figure, grain, and provenance.
     
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    So what makes expensive figure and grain because IMO this open-grain, brown-gray Fender CS/PRS core stuff doesn't look nearly as hot as the closed-grain, deep red stuff that I see on the production Fender AV models. And if you look at the old 60's strats they have super open grain as well, though most of those boards are basically black by now. If you'll excuse my lack of knowledge and/or taste.
     
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    Depends on a lot of things, but provenance is the biggest factor. Stuff like Brazilian Rosewood, that's extremely restricted, is going to cost more from the start than something like the lumber farmed Asian varieties.

    Then there's seasoning/aging vs. kiln drying. The big shops have entire warehouses that are temperature and humidity controlled to achieve what they believe is the ideal moisture content of the wood they use. The large production OEMs skip this step and use huge kilns to dry the wood.
     
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    NV and Eclipse in crackle paint please.
     
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    It looks like a hybrid between a Mosrite Ventures and an Acoustic Black Widow.

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    The ass end is symmetric and round like a Acoustic, plus the german carve looks closer to it, but it has the more asymmetric horns and curvy headstock of the Mosrite.
     
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    Did they just send him the guitar and ghost him for a year or is this his first time actually using it?
     

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