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#1
http://www.espguitars.com/news/2012-newmodels.html

Finally, finally, after years of bullcrap, Japan has finally let America taste some of the epic finishes they have.
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#2
Looks like ESPs aren't my thing, I don't find these particularly exciting.
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#3
Ill take a QM in reindeer blue. gorgeous. nice 2012 lineup
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#4
never thought i'd say this, ever, in a million years, but i actually like the kirk hammett signature model! (the double cutaway les paul style one, anyway).
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#6
They're finally doing things right again.

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#8
hahaha this is just all the stuff from the import website, now available in the USA; these models have all (apart from the brand new sigs for whitechapel etc.) been available to buy in the UK from GAK and richtone music for ages.
#9
wow. I want the Reindeer blue and the mystic black eclipse. The EC's with the khaler looks very interesting as well. Too bad I will never be able to get one of these.
#10
Quote by JesusCrisp
Looks like ESPs aren't my thing, I don't find these particularly exciting.


That's cool. If they were for everyone, there would be no need for any other companies

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Ill take a QM in reindeer blue. gorgeous. nice 2012 lineup


Right!? I am determined to own a Horizon FR-II in Reindeer Blue. That is my goal for this year. (Not gonna happen XD)

Quote by gman128
hahaha this is just all the stuff from the import website, now available in the USA; these models have all (apart from the brand new sigs for whitechapel etc.) been available to buy in the UK from GAK and richtone music for ages.


I know, I basically said that in the OP.

The difference is that now we can buy these guitars for how much they actually cost ($1500-$2000), instead of how much it cost to import them ($2600+).
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#11
I was honestly getting really, really bored with ESP. But now they're slightly more interesting. I still don't like ESP's that much though. They just feel like generic shredder guitars.
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#12
I thought they were supposed to be making the eclipse's more les paul style with the 4 control knobs at some point. They're great guitars but my OCD keeps me from loving them...they HAVE to have 4 knobs.
#13
As much as I adore ESP/LTD, I don't see anything too enticing here. New finishes? Always end up buying solid black with or without binding. Signature models? Well, Rammstein will have a nice new model to appreciate when I see them in May.

Never been one to get excited over finished or sig. models... Unless it's my own
#14
Why does ESP make so many sig guitars? Almost nobody buys them except 13 year olds buying KH202's.
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I thought they were supposed to be making the eclipse's more les paul style with the 4 control knobs at some point. They're great guitars but my OCD keeps me from loving them...they HAVE to have 4 knobs.


They do make 4 knob versions. They're just not widely available. There's always Edwards LP models too.

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I was honestly getting really, really bored with ESP. But now they're slightly more interesting. I still don't like ESP's that much though. They just feel like generic shredder guitars.


I don't think that at all. When I think of generic shredder guitar, I always think of Jackson. ESP have really interesting shapes and finishes.
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#16
reindeer blue eclipse!...... DROOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!!

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#17
Very happy to see a guitar with a fixed bridge from ESP-LTD (AW-7)... Too bad it's ugly as f***.
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#18
Not bad I would def like to have one the WC or SS sig guitars .
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#19
That reindeer blue looks like the Gibson ES 137 I want so badly, except a little more purply.
#21
Quote by Austin174
Not bad I would def like to have one the WC or SS sig guitars .


Aye, I hate both bands, but that red AW-7 is HAWT.
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#22
YES! no satin natural finished flamed ones. I still have a very rare Horizon II yay!
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#23
Quote by Offworld92

ESP have really interesting Jackson/Gibson/Fender/BC Rich copies.


Fixed.

Not a single design from ESP is original or really excites me. ESP's are nice no doubt about it, but there's nothing about them that makes me really want one. They just don't seem to have that certain something when i play a guitar which makes me want to pick it up in the first place. They don't have a unique character of their own.

That's just my honest opinion.
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#24
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Not a Suicide Silence fan, but I want that LTD MKH-7.


Not sure which one but I would like either the one you mention or 1 of the 2 black Whitechapels 7 strings. He'll save enough an buy 1 of each haha lol.
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#25
@offworld 92, yea i know of the higher end models that have them...kinda just makes me feel "blehh" that the more affordable models dont. Plus I couldve swore i saw a new model list of 2011 or 2010 that showed a few that did...oh well.
#26
Quote by Offworld92
Aye, I hate both bands, but that red AW-7 is HAWT.


The only thing I don't like about is the pickguard, other then that's it's pretty sick.
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#27
I still think ESP Japan's lineup has always been a million times better than the generic stuff that keeps being put out in the west. =/

I have to say I like the new Hammett double cut though, even though I'm not a Hammett fan.
#28
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I still think ESP Japan's lineup has always been a million times better than the generic stuff that keeps being put out in the west. =/

I have to say I like the new Hammett double cut though, even though I'm not a Hammett fan.


I was surprised it didn't have some sort of trem on it since he always uses one.
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#32
almost the whole line look amazing .

horizon , eclipse , ltd ec-1000 ( metallic gold sunburst ) etc..


nice finish

now im gasing for 1-2 or them .
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#33
Seems odd of them to announce all these when they still haven't got the 2011 LTD models distributed properly.

Speaking of, if the UK ESP site can be believed many more of the previously Japan-exclusive LTDs and ESPs are coming further west. Russia and some parts of eastern Europe have had them for a couple of years, now west Europe (including the UK apparently, though I've yet to see any of them in shops) is getting them. Perhaps America will be next.
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#35
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Very happy to see a guitar with a fixed bridge from ESP-LTD (AW-7)... Too bad it's ugly as f***.


YOURE ugly as ****

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#36
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#37
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Fixed.

Not a single design from ESP is original or really excites me. ESP's are nice no doubt about it, but there's nothing about them that makes me really want one. They just don't seem to have that certain something when i play a guitar which makes me want to pick it up in the first place. They don't have a unique character of their own.

That's just my honest opinion.


If you want to go that route, you could easily say that everything that's not a Fender/Gibson is a Fender/Gibson ripoff. The only other common shape that is legitimately original is the Warlock shape.

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Seems odd of them to announce all these when they still haven't got the 2011 LTD models distributed properly.

Speaking of, if the UK ESP site can be believed many more of the previously Japan-exclusive LTDs and ESPs are coming further west. Russia and some parts of eastern Europe have had them for a couple of years, now west Europe (including the UK apparently, though I've yet to see any of them in shops) is getting them. Perhaps America will be next.


Are you back?

Yes, you're right. I still haven't seen any of the new ST models in any stores or even online. Speaking of which, I really wish they had introduced non "weathered" ST models this year. I really want one, but preferably higher end than a 200 model, and I'm not at all a fan of the fake worn look.

ESP guitars are basically trickle down. We have to be grateful for what we can get over here
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#38
Quote by Offworld92
If you want to go that route, you could easily say that everything that's not a Fender/Gibson is a Fender/Gibson ripoff. The only other common shape that is legitimately original is the Warlock shape.


What about the Kelly, the Rhoads and the Soloist? You might argue that the Kelly looks a bit like a mockingbird, Offset V's didn't exist before the Rhoads and the Soloist was the first neck-through superstrat.
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#39
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What about the Kelly, the Rhoads and the Soloist? You might argue that the Kelly looks a bit like a mockingbird, Offset V's didn't exist before the Rhoads and the Soloist was the first neck-through superstrat.


The Kelly is derived from the Explorer. It's not really that different than the ESP EX shape from the Explorer. The Rhaods is derived from the Flying V. The Soloist is derived from the Strat. That's almost no difference between a Strat and a Soloist besides the fact that the Soloist has a pointy headstock and deeper cutaways.

The only different thing about a RR is that it has a shorter fin on one side, and it's pointy. By that logic, then the Horizon III is not a ripoff or even a superstrat, because it has an elongated shape, and one horn is longer than what is typical.



EDIT: Basically the point I'm making is that making a shape pointy, or using a different headstock is not the same as making a new shape.
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