#1
well to start, i am wanting a guitar with everything in it i want/like. the problem is most of the production line esp's will do, but i can't get one with all, a production line i am asumming will run +/- $3,000 usd, and the custom one has a sugested retail, (on-line quote) of $5400 usd. i did contact a dealer to get a more ballpark price, ( i will let you know the actual price when i get it) but what do you all think, here is a link to the production line, it is the horizon custom:

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_custom.html

here is what it comes standard with:

Neck-Thru-Body
25.5” Scale

Mahogany Body
Quilted Maple Top

Maple Neck
Ebony Fingerboard

42mm Graphite Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

24 XJ Frets

Black Nickel Hardware

Sperzel Locking Tuners

Tonepros Locking Bridge, string-thrue body

Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (B) /
Jazz (N) p.u.

Finish: ASB, VA


and this is how i want it:

Neck-Thru-Body
25.5” Scale

Mahogany Body
Quilted Maple Top

Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard - possibly brazilian rosewood? your thoughts?

42mm Graphite Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

22 XJ Frets

Crome Hardware

Delux Gotoh Tuners

Tonepros Locking Bridge with graphite saddles, string-thrue body

Seymour Duncan JB(B) / 59' (N) p.u.

Finish: See-Thrue black

this will be backed by a messa boogie dual rec roadster

http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Rectifier_Series/roadster/roadster.html

so please share your thoughts, and if you think the price to have it "the way you mant" it.
#2
I'm gonna have to say just get a Carvin and swap out the pups bro..
#4
thanks i will check into them but doubt i would switch to carvin though??????
#5
Quote by themntl1
thanks i will check into them but doubt i would switch to carvin though??????


You can order the guitar exactly how you want it, woods and all. It would be less than half of the price of a custom shop ESP, and probably half the wait, too.
#6
i have been a die hard esp guy for years, weight is not an issue, it'll be less then a less paul, do they offer the arched type tops at carvin?
#7
Quote by themntl1
i have been a die hard esp guy for years, weight is not an issue, it'll be less then a less paul, do they offer the arched type tops at carvin?

Yes they do. They offer pretty much anything you can think of for very reasonable prices for a custom made guitar.
#8
Quote by themntl1
i have been a die hard esp guy for years, weight is not an issue, it'll be less then a less paul, do they offer the arched type tops at carvin?


I meant how long it would take to get it, not the weight of the guitar.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshopelectricguitars.php are all their custom electrics, but https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=ct6 seems like it'd be what you want. Try configuring one and giving yourself a quote. I think it'd be around $1,800 for exactly what you want.
#9
thanks rwalby9, i did check out the links you gave me, they are some nice guitars, kinda look like prs's, but i will be going with the esp for shure, i am mainly asking if you were to purchase the esp would you go with the production model, or pay the extra arm and leg for the custom, that is why i posted the specks on them in my original post. the horizon model is just "me" i guess i have played countless others built like it, schecter, prs, etc but find the esp is the most comfortable for me, + i have been playing the horizon sonce 1990, when i got me first used custom. so esp it is.
#10
well ESP is going over the specs for this custom option and i should have a in my hand price in the next few days, i will keep you posted.
#11
I can't imagine paying $5400 for that. Either ditching the fanboyism and getting a Carvin, or buying the production custom and upgarding it yourself, strike me as much better options.
#12
the $5400 was an estimated on-line quote SRP, the dealer said it at that quote he would not sell it for that price, because dealer price is different. how different i am not shure but hey i guess i will find out.
#13
Check out Ran guitars they/he does customs for a reasonable price.. I had a quote done and it came to like £1200.
#14
If you're willing to spend that much on a guitar... Look into RAN guitars, everything's custom and will cost less than a custom ESP, even shipped from Poland or wherever they're made.
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#15
Do you really just wanna pay for the name "ESP"?
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#16
Got to ikke-gakki/ishibashi or go to japan the japanese branch of esp has alot more models than esp usa.
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#17
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If you're willing to spend that much on a guitar... Look into RAN guitars, everything's custom and will cost less than a custom ESP, even shipped from Poland or wherever they're made.

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