ESP 2018 Sneak Previews

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  1. Ikke

    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Oh this is definitely the case. The cockstock is not popular outside of japan as far as I know. But considering Page Hamilton is the only notable player(?) who plays that style (and even he doesn’t have that many as far as I know) it would make sense why it’s not as prevalent.

    Aren’t you, Feral, JD, and Me the only ones that still have one? I know Womb had the USA one. Am i missing anyone?
     
  2. Ikke

    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    Doubled it up like double mint gum.
     
  3. Dineley

    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    This
     
  4. Zado

    Zado SS.org Regular

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    Maybe outside this forum the world really prefers ESP inline and Jackson 3+3 headstocks and abalone guitars.


    Ugly, ugly world.
     
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    khanate7 SS.org Regular

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    Just ordered the Neil Westfall sig and the new stephen carpenter 6 string reissue from music zoo... pretty stoked on these. Still looking for a dealer that will work with me on custom orders, have put in RFQs with pretty much every major dealer listed on the site and never hear back. DCGL was my last hope and after 6 months of back and forth they flat out said "this is happening way too often lately so weve decided to stop doing custom orders with ESP". Its a sad, shitty day...
     
  6. frogman81

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    They don’t show the “m” model unfortunately. I found the m supposedly in stock at Sam Ash. Haven’t dealt with Sam Ash though, anyone with positive or negative experiences from them?
     
  7. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Never had any issues with Sam Ash over the years, bought probably a half dozen new guitars and a few used from them.
     
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    The good thing about the reversed inline is, it doesn't look reversed. It looks like its "ment" to be that way. To me anyway. Take Jackson reversed for example, to me it looks like, that sh#t is really the Fuk upside down. But with Esp the lines just flow easier. Looks "right" either way. Am I making sense here? Haha
     
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  9. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards? Contributor

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    Just an observation, been wondering why they kept saying the Black Metal series are at the 1000 series level. Figured there had to be something. Saw some reviews of the NW-44 (Neil Westfall sig), people having some finish issues out of the box, despite apparently being great guitars. But those are made in Indonesia. So while last year a bunch of the 400 series were made in Korea, now looks like the 600 series (which I'm guessing is where the BMs belong) are all made at WMI Indonesia.
    Could be a nothing issue, for the BMs at least. $750 isn't far off from a 400 series and the specs are top notch. But the NW is $1000 and that seems to be a pretty major change to bump that line to Indonesia.

    That said, if I could buy all three of those BMs right now, I totally would.
     
  10. Zado

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    Considering the major qc issues reported about recent MIK productions, that's quite a good news.
     
  11. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    So they pulled a fast one on us. The Black Metal Series show Korea on the headstock on the ESP site, but now th production models are showing Indonesia.
     
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    This is troubling news for me, where are you seeing them listed as made in Indonesia?
     
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    Yup, a GAS boner killer.

    ESP Product Page shows Korea
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    Wow that's a pretty douche move...
     
  15. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Ltd's the past years have already been pretty bad quality, at least if you compare to 10-15 years ago. And the prices have gone up. The only great Indo guitar I've seen was a Strandberg. The rest have been even worse than Ltd's. Even if these Indo Ltd's would be on par with Koreans it still would be too little guitar for the money (competitively). I'll still go check em out when they're in stores.
     
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    Man the price rises of LTDs in the UK have been astronomical
     
  17. Forkface

    Forkface Feast on this.

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    oh thats lame. i wanted a black metal M and to add a neck single coil, there's a noticeable lack of HS guitars around, and rg565s are kinda hard to find.
     
  18. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Yeah. When you can get MIJ 2nd hand guitars for half the price of a new Ltd, there's no chance I'll spend money on Ltds.
     
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    I haven't made a NGD for my 2017 EC1K because I've been pretty disappointed in the fretwork with it.

    It's not "bad" per se, they are crowned right and level but the corners where it meets the binding aren't rounded off, I expected much better. I'm stuck with it now so I'm just going to buy some files and do them myself.
     
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    Made in Korea?
     

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