Parkway Drive's Guitarists get signatures ESP E-II anounced.

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  1. Valnob

    Valnob about tree fiddy

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    Saw it on their facebook.

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    And pre-orders are available on b-music.
    2500 $ each, ($ AUS i guess, I don't know what that would be in US $ or € )

    ESP E-II Horizon-LK Luke Kilpatrick Signature [ESP-ESP_HORIZON-LK] - $2,599.00 : bmusic, Premier Australian On-Line Musical Instrument Store. ESP Guitars Australia Dealer of the Year 2006-2013.

    ESP E-II JLM-II Jeff Ling Signature [ESP_E2-JLM-II] - $2,499.00 : bmusic, Premier Australian On-Line Musical Instrument Store. ESP Guitars Australia Dealer of the Year 2006-2013.

    SPECIFICATIONS: (Horizon one)
    BODY: Mahogany with maple top
    NECK: Maple 3-piece
    FINGERBOARD: Ebony
    CONSTRUCTION: Neck-thru
    NECK GRIP SHAPE: Thin U
    SCALE: 25.5"
    TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
    BRIDGE: Gotoh Tune-O-matic
    HARDWARE COLOUR: Black Nickel
    FRETS: 24 Extra Jumbo
    INLAYS: Pearloid PWD Crest
    SIDE POSITION INLAYS: White oblong
    NECK PICKUP: EMG 60 with Brushed Black Chrome Cover
    BRIDGE PICKUP: EMG 81 with Brushed Black Chrome Cover
    CONTROL: 1 Volume, 3-way toggle switch
    COLOUR: Gloss Black
    Includes ESP hard case

    SPECIFICATIONS: (M-II one)
    BODY: Alder
    NECK: Maple 3-piece
    FINGERBOARD: Ebony
    CONSTRUCTION: Neck-thru
    NECK GRIP SHAPE: Extra Thin U
    SCALE: 25.5"
    TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
    BRIDGE: Gotoh Tune-O-matic
    HARDWARE COLOUR: Black
    FRETS: 24 Jumbo
    INLAYS: Black Pearl Dots with PWD block inlay at 12th fret
    SIDE POSITION INLAYS: Green Luminlay
    NECK PICKUP: EMG 60 with Brushed Black Chrome Cover
    BRIDGE PICKUP: EMG 81 with Brushed Black Chrome Cover
    CONTROL: 1 Volume, 3-way toggle switch
    COLOUR: Black Satin, natural satin neck grip
    Includes ESP hard case


    10 of each made, that's not a lot...

    available in Nov/Dec 2014
     
  2. nikt

    nikt LACS Lover

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  3. OlisDead

    OlisDead SS.org Regular

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    Well they look like the original models. I'd buy the originals instead of those for sure.
     
  4. Valnob

    Valnob about tree fiddy

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    Yeah, and there's also tons of ESP/LTD/E2 signatures that are already black...
     
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    Samark SS.org Regular

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    Esp will give endorsements to anyone, it appears...
     
  6. Valnob

    Valnob about tree fiddy

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    They've been playing ESP's since 2008-ish but i've seen them with way nicer axes that these plain black guitars.

    this one for ex
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    flyingV probably drunk

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    agreed.
    They could have done so much better, especially since these are e-II and not just ltd models.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    They put 2 pickups on an M-I.

    That motherfvcker. :squint:

    But yeah, it looked like they just did slight tweaks to existing models. The JLM looks like they just literally put a neck pickup on an M-I.
     
  9. Mprinsje

    Mprinsje st. anger ain't bad!

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    and the headstock is flipped

    These guitars do look kinda boring, a shame.
     
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    Mprinsje st. anger ain't bad!

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    meh, parkway drive is a well known band and they've been playing ESP's since at least 2006 or something. To be honest it surprises me that they've waited so long with getting them some sigs.
     
  11. bouVIP

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    I'm surprised it took them this long. I only really got into ESP back in the day because Parkway Drive played them. Though they are kind of too normal for signature guitars...
     
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    You can hate all you want but it's still what they wanted in their guitars and you can't change their dubious taste :coffee:
     
  13. thedarknightshreds

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    ESP making another huge jump in the world of metal guitars
    2 more black super strats with 2 humbuckers and 24 frets
    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I actually like both of these. Would be nice to see lots of artists get limited runs the same way they do for some of there dealers.

    Although neither of these would be something I would be interested in at that price point the idea seems pretty awesome.
     
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    Congrats to them for getting a small limited run of sig guitars, especially an E-II line. I agree with everyone else that they are pretty much already what ESP is offering minus one or two things minor things. But if that's what the guys from PD wanted then I'm sure they're happy. Seeing more black guitars with active pickups from ESP at this point is kind of a slap in the face though since that's pretty much all ESP has been doing for awhile now, lol.

    I will add that the JLM II does look pretty cool for what it is.

    I think ESP has done well in their color options department for their super high end stuff (like on the ESP USA series) but I would like to see these aesthetics come down to the deluxe line (especially on their MH and H models).
     
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    When a guitar manufacturer approaches an endorsee, what liberties are they given in terms of finish/colour/neck wood/inlays/hardware?

    I just don't understand why someone, given the opportunity to have a unique and personal guitar made with their name on it would ask for ..this. A black H-H superstrat . But then again it is up to them, so good luck to 'em I guess! :yesway:
     
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    I've always had a soft spot for this band and I just think that it's about damn time they got sigs. But they sure are bland.
     
  18. TheWarAgainstTime

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    The fangirl in me loves every detail of these bland guitars :wub:

    I'm not really surprised they went with something so simple, though. Luke played an ESP Horizon almost just like that and an LTD H-1001 and Jeff had two M-1's last time I saw them live. They made tweaks to what they like/use and that's fine be me haha
     
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    Ha, boring and unoriginal, it suits them. :lol:
     
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    So, ESP are doing what Ibanez have done for ages and are doing unexciting black guitars? :rolf:
     

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