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Well if it is, then the wait just got longer because now Im being told spring 2023. I might cancel the order that I made on New Year’s Eve 2021. Ridiculous.
Come on guys, at least you haven't been waiting since 2016 for a daemoness.
 

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Odd they haven't sent any sneak preview emails for the new line up. This time last year they had already teased two new models. I wonder if supply shortages for the 2022 guitars might be impacting 2023 plans.
 

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Seems like it'd be hard for dealers to place new orders for more stuff when they seem to still be waiting on last year's orders.
 

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Yeah, ESP really dug themselves a hole. They were like a year behind on E-II stuff before the pandemic. If they were a small builder they would have been done long ago. :lol:
 

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Have any of the 2022 guitars even made it to stores besides some camo Snakebytes?
 

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I'm STILL waiting for the new Black Metal 7s (EX and Phoenix), and the H3-1007 to frigging show up in stores SINCE JANUARY. They better not announce anything until they actually make some guitars available before they inevitably raise the prices on them next year.
 

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My last CS order took roughly 16 months when I was quoted 8-10. Unfortunately it's the way it is now days. I've seen 2-3 years quoted for new USA orders. I don't see them putting out anything new when the 2022 stuff hasn't really shipped yet.

Yup. Was told 12-14 months when I placed the order for an ESP USA I ordered 18 months ago. No word yet. It’s not really a big deal but at this point I’d be surprised if I see it before the two-year mark.
 

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Have any of the 2022 guitars even made it to stores besides some camo Snakebytes?

According to Randall Pearson/Chondro Guitars he is expecting to receive 72 of the 2022 LTDs within the next few days.

He is also claiming that few stores will get this first run.
 

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Yup. Was told 12-14 months when I placed the order for an ESP USA I ordered 18 months ago. No word yet. It’s not really a big deal but at this point I’d be surprised if I see it before the two-year mark.
I believe their head builder / guy who managed the shop moved to James Tyler a few months ago. Likely didn’t help things
 

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It took almost a whole year, but I finally see some 2022 LTDs in stock

 

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ESP's pricing in the states just puzzles me. Like why would anyone pay nearly 4 times more for this ESP Arrow:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ArrowOA2--esp-original-arrow-electric-guitar-andromeda-ii

than just buy this LTD 1000 Arrow?


Maybe some diehards ESP peeps can explain it to me cause I don't get it? The differences I see are the original has a better bridge, tuners, switch, comes with a case and (probably) much better craftsmanship/finish. But I've heard great things about the 1000 series lately plus it even has stainless steel frets where the original doesn't (LOL!). For 3k, sure why not? 4k is already pushing it into nah territory but 5.5k is just crazy! Is there something else I'm missing or is the ESP on the headstock just worth that much to some?
 

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ESP's pricing in the states just puzzles me. Like why would anyone pay nearly 4 times more for this ESP Arrow:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ArrowOA2--esp-original-arrow-electric-guitar-andromeda-ii

than just buy this LTD 1000 Arrow?


Maybe some diehards ESP peeps can explain it to me cause I don't get it? The differences I see are the original has a better bridge, tuners, switch, comes with a case and (probably) much better craftsmanship/finish. But I've heard great things about the 1000 series lately plus it even has stainless steel frets where the original doesn't (LOL!). For 3k, sure why not? 4k is already pushing it into nah territory but 5.5k is just crazy! Is there something else I'm missing or is the ESP on the headstock just worth that much to some?
The Esp on the headstock is definitely worth that much.
 


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