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Old 01-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #21
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I know ESP are known for quality and guitars made in Japan are usually top notch but always nice to try to gather some more info as I havent played an ESP(only LTD)
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #22
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I know ESP are known for quality and guitars made in Japan are usually top notch but always nice to try to gather some more info as I haven't played an ESP(only LTD)


I think it's quite hard to explain just how meticulously built ESP guitars are. It's the little things you notice with these guitars, not something you can see from a picture on the internet.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:29 PM   #23
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I think it's quite hard to explain just how meticulously built ESP guitars are. It's the little things you notice with these guitars, not something you can see from a picture on the internet.


+311. You really have to experience it yourself. Same as any other brand too. People who think that ESPs or Gibsons or whatever are way overpriced and you're just paying for a name usually haven't spent a good amount of time with them. Yeah, I do think maybe they're a little too much, and you do pay for a name to a certain degree, but they are absolutely worth more than the budget Asian stuff.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #24
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There is no way anyone in their right mind would trade that ESP for a Schecter.


I'd be very careful about this. The guy would be screwing himself over big time if he traded straight across.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #25
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yeah something seems a bit odd about this...
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #26
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Say that you will travel and you will trade face to face and wait for his answer. If he refuses then you'd better not do any deal.
He lives in Jönköping. IF you lives in the southern part of Sweden then the train ticket should not cost a lot. You might want to do that instead of relying on bussgod.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #27
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thats a damn nice guitar, but the only flaw would be the single pickup. I wouldnt do it though if you cant try it out first. Save your money and then buy one, and then youll have 2 awsome guitars
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #28
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Say that you will travel and you will trade face to face and wait for his answer. If he refuses then you'd better not do any deal.
He lives in Jönköping. IF you lives in the southern part of Sweden then the train ticket should not cost a lot. You might want to do that instead of relying on bussgod.



Face to face would be ideal but I live in Umeå so it's like 1000km away
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:47 AM   #29
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Dude, I go through the place where the guitar was set up all the time, as matter of fact it's right next to my Gymnasium... How urgent is it? I could go in tomorrow and ask 'em if they could say anything about it. BTW anyone check the serials?

EDIT: Also, maybe ask for some more pics? He should be happy to oblige...
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:04 AM   #30
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Dude, I go through the place where the guitar was set up all the time, as matter of fact it's right next to my Gymnasium... How urgent is it? I could go in tomorrow and ask 'em if they could say anything about it. BTW anyone check the serials?

EDIT: Also, maybe ask for some more pics? He should be happy to oblige...


Dude that would be really great! I will ask for more pictures when he makes up his mind
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #31
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No problem, man! You have no idea how amazing an actual ESP is, and if you get it you'll have made the deal of like I dunno, I lifetime?
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #32
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You guys encouraging this guy are going to get him ripped off.

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. DO NOT ship your guitar to this guy. The only way I would be willing to do a trade like this is if the other guy shipped me the guitar first. Unless you have the guitar in your hands, do not ship him anything.

I'd hate to see anyone on here get ripped off. Scams happen all the time on the internet and this one is throwing up some major red flags.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #33
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A domestic Japanese ESP in Sweden is pretty peculiar, I'll give you that.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #34
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A domestic Japanese ESP in Sweden is pretty peculiar, I'll give you that.


From what I have gathered its for the European market aswell. I appreciate the words of caution I'll certainly consider every angle.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:33 AM   #35
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So I went into the shop today, and the guy was familiar with the guitar. He said nothing was out of the ordinary and it was from as far as he could tell a real ESP and that they set it up for standard C which is what the Blocket ad says. He said the real only way to be 100% Certain though is to send the serial to ESP. Makes sense.

EDIT: To quote some guy on sevenstring.org (Mtech) I found a useful nugget of info:
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #36
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So I went into the shop today, and the guy was familiar with the guitar. He said nothing was out of the ordinary and it was from as far as he could tell a real ESP and that they set it up for standard C which is what the Blocket ad says. He said the real only way to be 100% Certain though is to send the serial to ESP. Makes sense.

EDIT: To quote some guy on sevenstring.org (Mtech) I found a useful nugget of info:


That's awful kind of you to go through all that trouble! So from this we should be pretty sure that it's a genuine ESP?
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:33 PM   #37
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No problemo, man I had to get me some new picks anyway, haha! I'd be pretty sure, has he(the trader) said anything about it yet or are you still waiting? I'd ask for more pictures for sure.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:30 PM   #38
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No problemo, man I had to get me some new picks anyway, haha! I'd be pretty sure, has he(the trader) said anything about it yet or are you still waiting? I'd ask for more pictures for sure.


He said he would get back to me by next week so stoked! I'll ask for pictures if he wants to trade.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:23 PM   #39
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I think it's quite hard to explain just how meticulously built ESP guitars are. It's the little things you notice with these guitars, not something you can see from a picture on the internet.


This is spot on. ESP's are fine pieces of work.
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