NGD: ESP Original Series Custom Shop Mystique. I've Peaked.

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  1. PuriPuriPrisoner

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    It was displayed at NAMM last year. It's beautiful. I love it. I think at retail, its supposed to be $7000 but I got it brand new for less than half. Every thing on it is perfect. I love the recessed holes for the tuners and the fretboard inlays look like standard mother of pearl blocks from afar, but they're actually three pieces put together in a design. It's also super resonant. It's louder acoustically than my Aristides 070. The only negative about it is the pickups. Why would you put a generic JB/Jazz set on a $7000 guitar? Minor gripe though. Overall, it's probably the best guitar I've ever held in my hands.

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  2. Jeffrey Bain

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    Images aren't working but it might just be me? Would love to see this beast
     
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    It's not just you
     
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    not working for me either.
     
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    pics not working, please fix immediately.

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    this looks ridiculously good. Not my type, but wow.
     
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    "I've peaked" ... YES!
    I bet in 10 years you are going to look at that top and still find new spots and lines in the wood grain.
     
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    OMG wow wow wow!

    That is absolutely phenomenal!! SO MUCH WANT.
     
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    Hey I had an ESP a bit like that a while back in a dream.

    Gorgeous!
     
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    beautiful

    this is one of the first exhibition guitars posted to this forum, no?

    every year I expect some but never seem to recall any being posted
     
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    Nice guitar

    Nut looks slotted kinda iffy, though
     
  13. PuriPuriPrisoner

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    Maybe it's the picture? Looks pretty well done in person.
     
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    Eeeeeh you never now, better safe than sorry.
    Just message me and I'll give you my address so that you can send it in for a checkup.
     
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    I wouldn't knock the JB/Jazz though. I have a custom shop ESP that has Seymour Duncans in it, and honestly, they sound so good I'm not worried enough to pull them out and see what they are.
     
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    Nut slots look clean to me... The slope of the nut where the unwound strings reside create a distorted looking shadow but that nut looks good on my pc.

    Gotta say that I really love those inlays... took me a second to realize that each block is actually three pieces... very ooh la-la.

    Congrats.. absolutely gorgeous top. The color is incredibly vibrant and it looks like the finish is immaculate. Gold hardware only further compliments the aesthetics.

    Congratulations, man... I hate you a little bit but I'll get through it.
     
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    are the tuners recessed?

    great finish...congrats!
     
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    That's a pretty spectacular axe. Awesome score!
     
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    I love that shape with that headstock. That guitar looks like a big hefty riff machine.

    The JB/Jazz are as good as any other pickups. It’s just that they’re more “common” since they have been around 30-40+ years. Taste is all subjective obviously.
     
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