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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up New ESP M-II on the way!

Well, on my trip to Las Vegas, my girl and I decided to check out a Sam Ash store, since we don't have any in Oklahoma. Upon walking in, the first thing that caught my eye was a gorgeous new ESP M-II, black, with EMG's and rosewood board hanging on the wall, so I went over to grab it. Immediately, I felt that "connection" that you get to those very few guitars that just feel "right" in your hands. Good first impression, so I decided to try it out on an amp to see how she sounded.

It was either a Marshall or Peavey XXX to choose from, so I went with the Peavey. I dialed in a basic hard rock/metal tone, and went to work. I was amazed by the ease of play, how well it seemed to stay in tune (even with a fairly crappy factory setup.) Also, one thing I look for in all of my new guitars is how good the harmonics are. This one just SCREAMED!! I've never been able to pull off P/H or N/H this easy, on any guitar.

I tried a couple of Ibanez's as a comparison, and it just blew them away, frankly. One of the ones I tried was a new 24 fret S series which was extremely nice and sounded 'okay', but the quality seemed juuust a fraction of a percent worse than the ESP. The other Ibanez I tried was a used USA custom that had a removable headstock (weird!).

The neck pocket on the ESP is as TIGHT as you could get, the tightest I've every seen on a bolt-on guitar. The fit and finish is flawless, and the acoustic sound was fantastic.

So after thinking it over and playing a few other guitars, I made my decision: I absolutely HAD to have it. I got the salesman to lower it from $1399 to $1300, and had it shipped back to my home state of OK for $20, fully insured. That way, I didn't have to pay Nevada state taxes .

I'll be sure to take some pics after I change strings and fully set her up.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

awesome dude, ive always wanted an m2.. congrats
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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i demand immediate pictures!
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Great man, killer guitars, i love my M-II Deluxe...
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

My M-II UC is the best playing guitar I own.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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i demand immediate pictures!
I guess I never mentioned the fact that it still hasn't arrived yet
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

The MII's are friggin awesome. The UC is even more so.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 12:07 AM
 
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I guess I never mentioned the fact that it still hasn't arrived yet
stop the excuses! pictures nOW!!!
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

Oh man, I'm an ESP convert now. Sorry Ibanez! You make great 7 strings but I'd take an MII or Horizon over an RG any day. The neck is so perfect, and the OFR is actually great!
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

Charvel Model series had the same effect on me... I'm a MIJ '86-'89 Charvel Model series convert. My Model 4 is leaving my RG350 a bit lonely. Yes, I know that Ibanez makes better guitars and that comparing the RG350 with a Model 4 is unfair... but... I like having guitars that are older than me, if only by a year Inspires RESPECT.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 12:31 AM
 
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

Congats on the new guitar man! I used to own an Original Series (Japan domestic model) ESP MII-Deluxe and I truly regret selling it. One of the best damn guitars I ever played!
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Re: New ESP M-II on the way!

I want an Urban Camo so bad. They look so gorgeous. I tell you what'd be uber-sexy though, is a 7-string version. With the EMG 7's in em.
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