#1
Im beginning to play guitar and i need an electric one. I have an unlimited budget but it needs to be an esp guitar. Im looking to play classic rock and metal.
#3
Unlimited, eh? ESP has a custom shop, ya know.

But if you don't want to wait for them to build it, then an Eclipse Custom would be nice. Also look into the M-II if you want a locking trem.
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#6
I would agree with Eclipse II...

But if your beginning, really don't bother with a high end guitar.
#7
theres no reason it has to be ESP...unless you can provide a good one

look into some other guitars before you spend a lot of money on one, especially if its your first
#10
unlimited budget? Fuck it, get a PRS Custom 24!
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#11
Quote by gunnin
Well my dads got a friend who is pretty high up at esp


Really? Can I have his number?

... and home address?

And how about a list of his fears, just for sh!ts and giggles?
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#13
Quote by gunnin
Well my dads got a friend who is pretty high up at esp


That means jack.

Ask for a cheaper like a EC-50 or something to start with.

Then when you can actually play THEN go higher up.
#14
get a custom

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#15
By unlimited budget i meant whats the best guitar from esp i can get not I have all the money in the world so I'll buy everyone on this forum a guitar.
#16
unlimited budget+friend @ ESP=custom shop ESP

simple math /thread

EDIT: ANY custom shop ESP is going to be "the best" ESP. So it's only a question of what you want them to put in the guitar to make it the best guitar for YOU.
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#17
Quote by gunnin
By unlimited budget i meant whats the best guitar from esp i can get not I have all the money in the world so I'll buy everyone on this forum a guitar.


We know. We're just joking around.

But seriously, if you can afford it, ESP Custom Shop guitars are some of the best guitars in the world, and it's nice to have a guitar built to your exact specifications.
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#18
Well is all i have done is play a crappy acoustic guitar for about a month so i have no idea what is best for me. Plus i hate to be impatient but i dont want to wait 8 months.
#19
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ESP Custom Shop MII


hell yeah..and whilst you're at it, get a nice tube amp haha..and all the effects in the world
#20
Quote by JFY
That means jack.

Ask for a cheaper like a EC-50 or something to start with.

Then when you can actually play THEN go higher up.


Terrible advice. Please don't listen to this elitist idiot. Sure, if you were spending all your own money I wouldn't recommend getting a really high end guitar, but if you can get any ESP you want for free (or significantly cheaper), definitely get something from the custom shop. You can get them to make whatever you want for your guitar. Since you're just starting out, I presume you don't know what you'd actually want with anything aside from looks but we can help you with that.
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#21
Quote by gunnin
Well is all i have done is play a crappy acoustic guitar for about a month so i have no idea what is best for me. Plus i hate to be impatient but i dont want to wait 8 months.


That's perfectly understandable.

Since you're just starting off, I would advise against an M-II or anything else with a locking trem. An Eclipse II or Eclipse Custom, as I said before, would be good. Also look at the Viper Standard/Custom and Horizon NT-II. Some of them will have either EMGs or Duncans, and some will have a choice of either. Which one to pick really depends on your amp. BTW, what amp do you have?
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#22
get a horizon with original headstock or one of those Japanese signature models.
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#23
Get an ESP custom series Eclipse STBLK



Or for more versatility and a lower price tag an ESP Eclipse-II FM



Those two would be my picks
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#24
if you're a beginner, DONT BUY AN ESP! at the most if you liek the style, you coud consider an LTD, but that even may be a bit overkill for a beginner. Look at something in the 300-500 dollar range instead (ibanez rg, epiphone les paul, etc.)
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#25
Quote by crackattack
if you're a beginner, DONT BUY AN ESP! at the most if you liek the style, you coud consider an LTD, but that even may be a bit overkill for a beginner. Look at something in the 300-500 dollar range instead (ibanez rg, epiphone les paul, etc.)


There's nothing wrong with starting out on an awesome guitar. If anything, it will inspire him to keep at it and practice harder.

Plus, it will score him enough brownie points with his friends to instantly "pwn at teh guitarz"

EDIT: Plus, not to mention, if his dad's friend can get him enough of a discount, the resale value would be very good if he decides that electric guitar isn't for him.
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#26
^this and also ts what guitar did you end up choosing?
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#27
unlimited budget? Fuck it, get a PRS Custom 24!

haha.......great answer

PRS = the best made guitars
#28
i wish i could get an ESP custom...ESP is my favorite guitar company
lucky, yeah just make a custom idkwtf ull want in it, but it WILL be awesum
and what do you do if this friend cant get you ANY esp you want?
#29
Eclipse-II or if you like 24 fretters EC-1000
If you can get the Japan exclusive models, go for them. Some things are the same but come with cooler finishes and inlays and stuff like that. Get a custom shop order if you can