ESP 2018 Sneak Previews

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  1. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    That's a solid one to have catch your eye. The pointy headstock ones were Horizon NTII ones, mostly ESP Standard Series. And also really damn amazing guitars. The DBSB finish is among my favorites and looks even better in person. With the EII ones they went to Horizon instead of Horizon II with the cockstock and a stoptail instead of the string thru NTII ToMs.
    The used ESP market is priced pretty high right now. Whether they sell at those prices is another thing, but you can find usually find the older SS ones sub $1000. Quality on both are equally top notch.

    Some pron (what I could rescue from Photobucket at least) of my old one:
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    Haha, thank you! I may actually order that one soon, if I can find any more info on it.
    I do really love the DBSB finish, it is beautiful. I'm not super sold on string-through, so that is honestly not a big deal for me. So this model is not a new 2018 thing or anything? I only am finding a few used, for honestly not that much cheaper than new.

    Also - so the NT is this headstock, and pointy is NT-II? I just prefer the look of the rounded one.

    And thanks for all the info, I feel fully welcomed into the ESP world :)

    edit: also is there a 7 string with this headstock? I couldn't find one.
     
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  3. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Ask whatever questions you have! My intent is to welcome more to the Cult of the Horizon.
    The NT stands for Non-Trem. The II part is what makes the difference for the most part, on this model at least. The cockstock DBSB has been around since launching EII, so 2015? 2014?
    Preferring the cockstock is also the correct answer.
     
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  4. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Yes, but not currently in production outside of Edwards to my knowledge. Here's a custom cockstock 7:
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    angl2k SS.org Regular

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    Closest thing is the Edwards Horizon 3

    https://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/hr/E-HR-155III-7S.html
    https://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/hr/E-HR-III_NT7_QM_M.html
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    There is no specific designation for the headstock, as in theres nothing in ESP's naming convention to tell you what headstock it has. Below are all the different regular production variations you can find of the Horizon-II. Everything below the Original series is based off these guitars in some capacity. Also added are guitars with that particular headstock.

    Original Series Horizon-II

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    Original Series Horizon II-NT (Most Common)

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    Original Series Horizon II-NT (80's/Concord Head)

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    Original Series Horizon II-NT (Uncommon)

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    USA Horizon II-NT (based on Horizon II-NT)

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    Original Series Horizon-CTM (based on Horizon-II)

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    Original Series Horizon-CTM (based on Horizon-(II)CTM) @Crash Dandicoot

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    USA Original Series Horizon-CTM (based on Horizon-(II)CTM)

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  7. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    I a change of drawers now... Thanks.
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Feral is correct. Outside of Edwards, there is no production ESP Horizon 7/8/9. There was an Original Series Horizon 7 before but it's no longer in production. That being said, every year since 2015(?), ESP makes ERG Horizons for their Exhibition series. One off customs, but you can buy them if you wanted.

    Original Series Horizon 7 (Production End)

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    Exhibition Horizon-CTM-7 (2015 x2, 2016 x2, 2017 respectively)

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    Exhibition Horizon-CTM-8 (2015, 2016, 2017 respectively)

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    Exhibition Horizon-CTM-9 (2016, 2017 respectively)

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    Womb raider Drink from the goblet, the goblet of gore

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    Edwards is a sub-brand of ESP kind of like LTD, but only for the Japanese market. They are able to produce lawsuit models for domestic sale. There is also Navigator and Grassroots branded ESP.
     
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    park0496 SS.org Regular

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    Good info, you've worked with dealers to order custom shop pieces before?
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Absolutely
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    I've still never seen one used, and I've been perusing Japanese-only ESPs for a long damn time. Still on the bucket list...
     
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    possumkiller Goose stepping in front of a mirror

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    Any more Japan made ESP leaks?
     
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    park0496 SS.org Regular

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    feraledge is right on the money, it would be an E-II run priced liked the other Axe Palace runs (white and purple horizon 7 runs)..
     
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    I’m game. Any idea how long they take from order date to delivery? Also, we’re you thinking of going with fluences?
     
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