#1
Happy NGD to me!

So, I found this for a very, very reasonable price and had the opportunity to return it within 30 days so...I pulled the trigger on it.

Pics here: http://imgur.com/a/5huj6

Guuurl, look at that body. So, in the neck pocket, it says it's a S from 1997. I believe that means it's one of their standard MIJ's, but I have no idea what the body is made from, or anything else. Gotoh Tune-o-matic bridge, nice pretty binding and EMG pickups. If anyone can tell me anything else about it, let me know.

What I do know about it is that it plays phenomenally. Really low action (though not quite the lowest I've had; I think I need to mess around with the truss rod just a tad since it appears to bow slightly out in the middle). It sounds a little bit brighter than most EMGs I've played, but I'm still flip flopping between putting a set of EMGx's I have lying around or completely replacing the electronics and throwing some Seymour Duncans in.

Either way, I've always wanted a real ESP horizon and this'll definitely keep me over until I make enough for a new one :P
#2
Here is the ESP catalog for 1997, you have a Horizon, made from Ash (you can tell from the significant/unique wood grain)

Likely the EMG's were either an upgrade from ESP or it was done by a previous owner.

http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/esp/downloads/000/000/078/ESP-1997-Catalog.pdf?1392144576
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#3
Thanks!

Yeah, I found the ESP Japan catalog for 1997 before, but was stymied by the fact that I don't speak Japanese. I'd only seen Horizons in Alder before, so it looks like whoever bought it originally put in the semi-custom order for ash and EMGs.

Thanks for the help
#4
very nice

I'm not too well up on ESPs so I can't help with the questions unfortunately
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