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    Does anyone have an oppinion on ESP guitars?
    Does anyone own one? Just curious. They look like well made guitars. I know Michael Romeo of Symphony X plays them.

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    ESP is basically a custom shop. They make good stuff. They also do a line of guitars, but most of the pros get them made to their specs right there at the shop in NYC on 48th Street.

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    I am a Jackson fanatic but I WOULD and WILL add a ESP to my collection soon. They are one nice peice of lumber.

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    Other guitar player in my band has an ESP. Plays nice, don't like the neck though.

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    Sounds like I need to possibly check them out. What specifically don't you like about the neck Brett?

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    Well it's lacquered, and I just don't like the feel of lacquered necks. Plus the guitar's tone is a bit too "metal" for me, not sweet enough. But still a nice instrument, and they are expensive.

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    I know that ESP also makes a LTD series that is a bit less expensive than it's standard series (a la Fender Squire). I've gotten used to laquered necks from playing my Fenders so that wouldn't be a big deal, and the metal sound would be a plus for the type of music I would use it for. Hmmm....*shakes head* Yeah, like I need another guitar. I've got to learn to stay out of the music stores.

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    [This message has been edited by Alchemy (edited September 14, 2000 at 11:20 AM).]

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    I have an ESP M200 LTD. The body is great and the neck is fine. It is very comfortable to play as opposed to my EBMM.I'm replacing the pickups though. They are Duncan Designs and sound a bit too "metaly". I will pop in a deluxe Floyd later on too. The main parts are just like any other $700-$800 guitar. I got mine new for around $500. Well worth it.

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    If I were to get one, I would want one with the soap bar/humbucking EMG 81 pickups and a maple fret board...metallic purple as well...(drool)


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