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Old 01-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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ESP Horizon NT-ii -- Good Deal?

I am searching for a solid body guitar, for somewhat more distorted, humbuckerish tones than my Strat is capable of. I came across this ESP Horizon NT-II in the local store, on closeout for $1399 with the case. The guitar plays perfectly, has the hardware I want, and feels great. Is this a reasonable price? I did an internet search, and it looks like they sell for around $1650 normally.

It;s on closeout because of the time of year, and new models being released soon, the guy tells me.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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i have no idea about US prices, but assuming you're right from your searching, that sounds like a reasonable price if you'd be buying it anyway- it's not the kind of saving that'd make you buy something you weren't previously considering, but it's worth having if you'd be interested in the guitar even at full price.

I wouldn't worry overly about new models coming out (aside from the fact that if they've had it for a while it might not be in brand new just out of the box condition), i mean the most sought-after guitars are the 1950s and 60s gibsons and fenders, lol. it's not like any new technology has really come out within the past... 20-30 years that would make you want a newer model, lol. as long as the guitar is in good nick, and you like it, in other words, i wouldn't really let the age worry me. EDIT: and as long as the new models maybe don't have some features that you'd rather have- a nicer colour, different pickups or something like that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Nope, the guitar is in as close to perfect condition as I can tell, and it has exactly what I want in the way of pickups and tuners. Played it in the store, and it sounds awesome and plays nice.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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yeah i haven't tried that exact model but any of the japanese ESPs I've tried have been nice guitars.

I guess just do a bunch of google and ebay searches to see if you can turn up a better price. Even if you want to buy the one you can try, you can maybe use a better price as a bargaining chip.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Oh, I don't need to get the last dollar out of these guys. They're my neighborhood store, and they treat me right. I think the price is fair, based on what I've been able to google up this afternoon. The guitar is awesome, so I'm going to go get it after the football game.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #6
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ah right no worries. yeah sometimes if the price is already good it's not worth holding out for that last little bit.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #7
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They usually go for about $800-1000 used

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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It's a very nice line of guitar. A few years back I spotted a beautiful rare purple-blue finish and still regret to this day that I didn't take the chance.

The price on this one is more than fair. I would take it. Here in Europe we would be lucky to find one used for 1400. New ones usually start at 2000 and upward.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #9
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I got it, and have been playing it while watching the football game. It's awesome. Great neck and fretboard, and tone for miles.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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I am searching for a solid body guitar, for somewhat more distorted, humbuckerish tones than my Strat is capable of. I came across this ESP Horizon NT-II in the local store, on closeout for $1399 with the case. The guitar plays perfectly, has the hardware I want, and feels great. Is this a reasonable price? I did an internet search, and it looks like they sell for around $1650 normally.

It;s on closeout because of the time of year, and new models being released soon, the guy tells me.


ESP make some really nice guitars, and it sounds like you're very pleased with sound, playability and hardware.

Playing the instrument is so important - even if you could find one online for a little bit less, you know you like this one (even if guitars seem identical, there's always going to be some variation).

I say go for it!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #13
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #14
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I guess I got here a little late :) Well, good for him, looks nice!

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