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Old 11-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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a few days ago i posted about my need for pickups for a certain ltd f-2e model guitar.
I called ESP asking for a bit more info on the guitar and they sent me the stock pickups that came with the guitar FREE OF CHARGE! so +1 to esp customer service. they are emg-esp branded pickups. essentially just a set of HZ 4a with esps name on them. will still be upgraded but nice to be able to play this beauty now.
this guitar was origionally set to be 849 msrp. sold for 599. i picked it up mine iwth no electronics for 100 bucks!!! USD. and as I understand they were only made in 2007 around 450 being sold all together.. and what a fantastic peice of wood for the price!






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Old 11-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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oh, that is SEXY. Neck through, racing stripe, natural finish...I am really jealous. HNGuitarD!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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Great wood grain, but blegh.

It's like taking parts from three gorgeous women and sewing them together to create Roseanne O'Connor.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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I'll agree that the shape is fugly, but I get over that pretty quick with such a nice grain and finish.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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lol thanks all. the f series isnt for everyone.. but its the perfect shape for the style of metal I play. sharp lines/aggressive... and every jackoff has a superstrat and les paul shape.. I like to walk on stage and be confidant noone else has seen such gear
sometime.. different is good... again its not foreveryone though lol.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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That's really cool that esp did that. BTW nice guitar man, the wood grain makes that shape. It's similar to a schechter 006 if it went through metal boot camp.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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lol thanks all. the f series isnt for everyone.. but its the perfect shape for the style of metal I play. sharp lines/aggressive... and every jackoff has a superstrat and les paul shape..


that is why they make explorers and flying V's

actually, i dig on it. good get. HNGD!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #9
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Oh my god, so jealous. And I don't even *like* the F shape. but that guitar for $100 is a *ridiculous* steal.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #10
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:22 AM   #11
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i love "v"s to death.... own a dv8r se (love the dave haha) but i cant play em.... sitting down with a v is the same s trying to get busy in a Porsche.... sure its awesome... but awkward outweighs awesome.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:43 AM   #12
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450 being sold all together..


why?!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #13
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why?!


they were a special run guitar in the first place.

but they undersold anyway. I assume these couple of things.
its made in vietnam (thats scares people) but I can vouch for its quality... this thing is on par with my jap made ESP Horizon in build quality..

then. look at it. 5 layer neck. ebony board. floyed rose... thats one hell of a wood combo. and they only asked 599 sale price? "somethings gotta be wrong with it"

and........ its the f series. no major artists really ever endorsed it and sadly if no "good" guitarists plays it it must be shit.. I see bandwaggoning kill great guitars all the time.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:50 AM   #14
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they were a special run guitar in the first place.

but they undersold anyway. I assume these couple of things.
its made in vietnam (thats scares people) but I can vouch for its quality... this thing is on par with my jap made ESP Horizon in build quality..

then. look at it. 5 layer neck. ebony board. floyed rose... thats one hell of a wood combo. and they only asked 599 sale price? "somethings gotta be wrong with it"

and........ its the f series. no major artists really ever endorsed it and sadly if no "good" guitarists plays it it must be shit.. I see bandwaggoning kill great guitars all the time.


it's also icky.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:03 AM   #15
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Nice grab! Congrats!

If I could snag one for $100, I'd hit it, then re-shape it.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:08 AM   #16
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TY ippon!

and I wish they would have offered this wood option for all the shapes.. id jump on an fx like this or even an ec.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:18 AM   #17
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:22 AM   #18
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I love neck thru guitars.



thanks! and yes. me too.

once ibanez makes a neck thru prestige... (shhh i just sinned amongts the ibby guys)
Ill go to the dark side
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #19
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thanks! and yes. me too.

once ibanez makes a neck thru prestige... (shhh i just sinned amongts the ibby guys)
Ill go to the dark side


Don't hold your breath.

Get a Jackson soloist. You can find the professional series MIJ with thin necks for around 500. Great value.

That being said the quality on the LTDs I have played has been fantastic. I actually bought my younger brother a bolt on neck version like yours and he loves it. It plays like a dream and it was under $300.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:49 AM   #20
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i love "v"s to death.... own a dv8r se (love the dave haha) but i cant play em.... sitting down with a v is the same s trying to get busy in a Porsche.... sure its awesome... but awkward outweighs awesome.


I actually like V's sitting down because they promote a better playing posture, in that, the only way to play them sitting down is to put the "crotch" of the V straddling your right leg. This puts the picking area in a more centered position on your body, similar to when you play standing up. I find it hard to do this with my Les Paul.

They also make an attachment for V guitars that make them easier to play sitting down. I can't remember where I saw this, whowas selling it, and who made it, but I know it's out there. Just a simple, metal "wire" type thing.

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Personally, I think your axe is sexy as hell. I think the shape is definitely out of the norm, and the woods and neck-thru takes that to a whole new level. I'm seriously jealous of that epic deal.
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