I would say no because there are very few collectors of ESP guitars (yes, I am sure they are out there, but not like the other brands (without generic logos). $1600 will buy you a real American Fender, a real American Gibson. Definitely a nice Japanese Ibanez. Or a generic labeled E-II that people are going to ask "what is an E-II". It's one of those things that I think their success over the past few years has gone to their heads, and they think people will buy a generic $1600 guitar.