NGD: ESP Custom shop

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  1. TheInvisibleHand

    TheInvisibleHand SS.org Regular

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    I've had this one for a month or so now, and I think it deserves an NGD. A new/ old stock piece, I grabbed this one after a search for something with an HSS setup. It having a fixed bridge is a plus. The pickups are so-so, and I'll likely swap them for something a little hotter in the bridge and a little vintage-ier in the neck.

    I was also very pleased to find this one with a flatter radius than what comes on most ESPs these days. It feels great, and the extra-thin U is always a joy to play on. The black pickguard, is in my opinion, very sexy, and I think this looks just different enough from a strat to avoid fully realizinf my DadRock proclivities. IMG_0176.jpg IMG_0177.jpg IMG_0178.jpg
     
  2. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    I dig the color scheme, HNGD!
     
  3. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    That's sick!! Congrats! Backside pics?
     
  4. Louis Cypher

    Louis Cypher SS.org Regular

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    Thats a gorgeous guitar
     
  5. shadowlife

    shadowlife Contributor

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    I'm usually not a fan of red, but that guitar is badass.
     
  6. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Congrats man
     
  7. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Very nice! Always a fan of non-flashy customs.
     
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    yan12 SS.org Regular

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    I played that guitar many times at DCGL and almost purchased it. It was made to order by an ex-employee of ESP. It has the wide lynch 1.75" nut which I like. It is a sweet guitar I just have too many like it. I love that bridge, it is my favorite. Glad it went to a good home and enjoy that one very much! That would cost at least double what you paid if you made it again today.
    Enjoy!
     
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  9. TheInvisibleHand

    TheInvisibleHand SS.org Regular

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    The nut width and bridge are definitely huge perks. I hemmed and hawed about getting it for quite a while, but I am very glad I did.
     
  10. Randy

    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    Mm, Sperzel.
     
  11. Zado

    Zado SS.org Regular

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    Spectacular.
     
  12. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

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    Either way...that's a killer looking guitar.
     
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  13. Shawn

    Shawn ESP • Ibanez Forum MVP

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    Very nice! I’ve been real impressed with ESP as of late. Congrats!
     

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