Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Re: Looks like ESP has some less than thrilling 20th models
I think last year was ESP's year for the sigs and model changes. They went full blown on the Axxion, and Mustaine is gone now. They also upgraded the M-II to a neckthru.
Sh!t, they brought back the Hanneman in Urban Camo this year. That finish alone is gonna run you $3000 plus in the custom shop. Well, now that I think about it, that Hanneman is probably going to be $3000 plus. Some people may not dig it, but that is the best playing guitar I own, period.
If anyone here has ever played a high end ESP (or even an LTD deluxe for that matter), then you know that they are some of the best playing guitars out there for the price right now.
I can't imagine that all guitar companies can continuously outdo themselves every year. ESP's year was definitely last year, so they would have some hard shoes to fill. But I think they did a relatively good job, considering they lost a pretty important endorsee.