ESP LTD "M or F" 7 String ??
Maybe Somebody can help me!! I have been playing Guitar for 35+ years and have "been there done that". Well, a few months ago while browsing **** I saw what was listed as an "ESP LTD M-207 7 String Guitar". It looked sick and cheap enough, so I figured I would make a project guitar out of it. So I picked it up for $350. Now,,Here is my dilemma.
The guitar Looks just like the ESP LTD F250 6 String Guitar. With its Goth Styling, Floyd Rose, EMG's, It had 1 Volume knob and 1 Pickup Switch, nothing else. It has a Very Wide Maple Neck with Skull& Bones Inlays , Including the 12th Fret up to the 24th as well. The guitar is fairly heavy, almost too heavy for basswood. The Serial number is on the back of the headstock and Says "Korea E 073830" . Does Anybody Know anything about this guitar??? I want to know because I have created a MonsTeR!!
It is just a totally bad ass Look. Except it is a 7 String!!! And I have not been able to find another one like it online to verify what model it is. I have even contacted ESP but received no response! I am curious as to what this Guitar actually iS!
What is the Actual Model Number?? What wood is it made from, Mahogany,Basswood,Agathis,??? Etc,,,
The Guitar was in need of some TLC and the pickups just didn't cut it. The action was high, not intonated needed a new life! I play allot of Dream Theater and wanted to try Petrucci's Pickups in this Monster. So I picked up 2 DiMarzio 7 String Pickups. The DP706 D-Sonic and the DP707 Liquifire. I brought the Guitar to "Guitar Center" here in Orange, CT. I told the Guitar Tech there, Max, to trick it out. He Routed out some of the body to put an additional Volume control in and wired the new pickups to both controls.The Liquifire in the Neck and the D-Sonic in the Bridge. He then wired them For Series and Parallel, Push/Pull! Because these pickups where slightly wider than the EMG's he also had to widen the Pickup slots. Now these Pickups are actually mounted on the wood of the body. Unlike the EMG's which were just sitting on the 2 mounting screws.He added 1 spring to the Floyd Rose and Lowered the Action. The whole Setup! It cost about $350 for the work. Now, the guitar has More Sustain, Very Clear notes, Great Speed and is just amazing! I dare say it sounds better than any Guitar I have,,well maybe not the Les Paul. But,, Everything was done right. I find myself wanting to play this guitar more often now for songs where I really only a 6 string. But the sound just keeps bringing me back! I want to put these pickups in my Ibanez RG450DX now!
So now I have about $700 invested in this guitar! AND IT ROCKS!!! These Pickups are absolutely Awesome! Clean, Dirty, You name it they deliver!! It was worth every penny!! I dont regret making this guitar into a project piece. It has paid off.
I have several guitars to choose from, including an Ibanez RG450DX, Jackson Dinky with EMG-HZ, 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom, but none have the sound of this thing. I don't know what it is! I know the pickups are a big thing, but I want to know what kind of wood it is made of.. I mean, when I plug this thing in, the sound is just amazing!! The action is Perfect for a 7 string!. As low as you can get without any buzz. And the Push/Pull pots make your choice of sounds endless. Each volume knob controls 1 pickup, so you can dial in as much volume of either pickup as you want or go series or parallel. There is an infinite number of Tones!! I highly recommend this setup to anybody who wants it all in one guitar!
Anyways.,,, Does Anybody have an idea What is the Correct Model of this Guitar???
Last edited by Ytsejam777; 02-09-2010 at 12:55 AM.