#1
Ok firstly, i'm wanting another guitar with a floyd for Drop C tuning.
I'm looking at either a Jackson RR or a ESP EX model guitar.

I know what i need to know about Jackson, but I'm just curios about the difference between LTD and ESP models. They look pretty similar, only difference being sometimes the tuners used...but yeh, i'm kinda confused.

Anyways, for ESP, I was lookin at the Dan Jacobs sig model, and remember that it used to be an EX shape, but now is a V (and actually looks insane).

I have three options.
EX-401DX
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_ex.html

DJ-600V
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_dan.html

RR5FR Rhoads
http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/specSheet.php?product=2913003803\

So yeh...Opinions? and the difference between LTD and ESP?
#2
Quote by Plarx
Ok firstly, i'm wanting another guitar with a floyd for Drop C tuning.
I'm looking at either a Jackson RR or a ESP EX model guitar.

I know what i need to know about Jackson, but I'm just curios about the difference between LTD and ESP models. They look pretty similar, only difference being sometimes the tuners used...but yeh, i'm kinda confused.

Anyways, for ESP, I was lookin at the Dan Jacobs sig model, and remember that it used to be an EX shape, but now is a V (and actually looks insane).

I have three options.
EX-401DX
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_ex.html

DJ-600V
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_dan.html

RR5FR Rhoads
http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/specSheet.php?product=2913003803\

So yeh...Opinions? and the difference between LTD and ESP?

LTD = Chinese made, it might be Korean if it's older stock.
ESP = Japanese made, or sometimes US (I think).
That Rhoads = Japanese made, I'm pretty sure.

Personally I'd go for the Rhoads. Better quality all round than those LTDs, which might I add are disgustingly over priced in Australia. The Jackson will give you more bang for your buck.
#4
Quote by Plarx
OK, thanks for that =]
do you have any other recommendations for a guitar solely for Drop C?

Any guitar can be used for any tuning it just needs to be set up properly for it. If you're not too picky about buying from online and overseas I'd have a look at some Edwards guitars. They're made in Japan in the ESP factory and are exceptional guitars. You could probably get one over here for around the $1500 mark inc shipping and tax.

EDIT: What amp are you using?
Last edited by consecutive e at Nov 14, 2009,
#6
Quote by Plarx
Ok firstly, i'm wanting another guitar with a floyd for Drop C tuning.
I'm looking at either a Jackson RR or a ESP EX model guitar.

I know what i need to know about Jackson, but I'm just curios about the difference between LTD and ESP models. They look pretty similar, only difference being sometimes the tuners used...but yeh, i'm kinda confused.

Anyways, for ESP, I was lookin at the Dan Jacobs sig model, and remember that it used to be an EX shape, but now is a V (and actually looks insane).

I have three options.
EX-401DX
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_ex.html

DJ-600V
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_dan.html

RR5FR Rhoads
http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/specSheet.php?product=2913003803\

So yeh...Opinions? and the difference between LTD and ESP?


LTD's are made outside of Japan to lower quality productions, ESP are done in Japan.

They all seem to be good guitars but you might want to try and track down each model and give them a shot since some people don't like the V shape or the Explorer shape. The second most vital thing is probably the neck carve which is once again all preferences and then the pickups would play a part with the EX and DJ both utilising the active pickups with the RR5 using the passive pickups.

So obviously you do have a few choices to make with regards to body shape and neck shape and upper fret access and also what type of pickups.
#7
ESPs are never made in the US.

Quote by consecutive e
LTD = Chinese made, it might be Korean if it's older stock.
ESP = Japanese made, or sometimes US (I think).
That Rhoads = Japanese made, I'm pretty sure.

Personally I'd go for the Rhoads. Better quality all round than those LTDs, which might I add are disgustingly over priced in Australia. The Jackson will give you more bang for your buck.
#8
Quote by azn_guitarist25
LTD's are made outside of Japan to lower quality productions, ESP are done in Japan.

They all seem to be good guitars but you might want to try and track down each model and give them a shot since some people don't like the V shape or the Explorer shape. The second most vital thing is probably the neck carve which is once again all preferences and then the pickups would play a part with the EX and DJ both utilising the active pickups with the RR5 using the passive pickups.

So obviously you do have a few choices to make with regards to body shape and neck shape and upper fret access and also what type of pickups.



Yup, my razorback has EMG 707's and love them, but not sure if i want another guitar with actives. Might end up swapping pups for blackouts anyways. Pups, can always be changed. Feel and quality cant. Thats all im looking for right now
thanks for the help fellas =]
#9
Quote by Jiro from GLAY
ESPs are never made in the US.

Quote by ESP FAQs
Does ESP offer any guitars made in the U.S.?
We have offered some limited production models built in the USA in years past, but currently do not offer any guitars built in the USA.

(Link)
They did. I could've sworn that Hetfeild-Gibson replica was U.S made, not so sure now.

EDIT: They stopped it in '01.
Last edited by consecutive e at Nov 14, 2009,