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Scott Gentzen
post Nov 16 2007, 11:05 PM
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I've seen this band a couple of times and I've been quite interested in finding out more about the guitar in the photo below.


via Flickr.

It's a Les Paul style body but it has a sound hole in it like it's a hollowbody (or more likely a semi-hollowbody). It sounds like one too....kinda odd through a Mesa Rectifier setup.

The headstock (photo) says ESP LTD but I haven't been able to find it on the ESP site. Could it just be a straight-up custom job or am I not looking for it in the right place? Its condition looks to good to be some kind of discontinued vintage model.

I'm not in the market for a new guitar anytime soon, but I like to be ready with options in case I become ready. I'm not normally up for Les Paul style guitars, but this one's interesting enough that I could easily make an exception if it's not hideously expensive.

(updated to fix the link that shows the headstock)

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post Nov 16 2007, 11:08 PM
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Esp site is http://www.espguitars.com/ but I couldnt see that guitar on there tho m8

Edit: sorry just re read your post, cant find it tho m8 sorry.

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post Nov 16 2007, 11:23 PM
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I don't think it's a custom build, wouldn't say ESP LTD in that case and if someone would put a sticker on I'm confident they would just have it say ESP, not LTD (budget model)

I've never seen it before

EDIT: What's the name of the band, that may help?

It's called ESP Eclipse Semi Hollow

Now let's see if I can find proof to back it up. laugh.gif

Half way down the page

http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/esp/readersrigs/index3.htm

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post Nov 16 2007, 11:44 PM
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Found this, close but not an exact match: http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/esp/read...clipse_semi.htm


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post Nov 16 2007, 11:53 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 16 2007, 10:23 PM) *
I don't think it's a custom build, wouldn't say ESP LTD in that case and if someone would put a sticker on I'm confident they would just have it say ESP, not LTD (budget model)


That was another thing that's weird to me. If it was really some kind of custom job (ESP or not) the LTD sticker wouldn't be on it. I'm pretty sure he plays it for its sound and not budgetary reasons. It usually only comes out for certain songs. His main guitars are a Musicman Axis and a Strat through the Rectifier half stack.

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EDIT: What's the name of the band, that may help?

51PEG. (Myspace) (website)

They're based in the DC metro area and play mostly up and down the US east coast. They're kind of a semi-industrial metal band. There's a pretty good quality live video of them on Youtube performing a song that gives a pretty good idea of their style and sound. And he's playing the guitar I've been asking about. (Delectable News video link)

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It's called ESP Eclipse Semi Hollow

Now let's see if I can find proof to back it up. laugh.gif

Half way down the page

http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/esp/readersrigs/index3.htm


That's it! Different bridge, but close enough. You're the man. Seems kinda hard to find. Maybe probably under US$1000 though.


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post Nov 17 2007, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 16 2007, 11:23 PM) *
I don't think it's a custom build, wouldn't say ESP LTD in that case and if someone would put a sticker on I'm confident they would just have it say ESP, not LTD (budget model)

I've never seen it before

EDIT: What's the name of the band, that may help?

It's called ESP Eclipse Semi Hollow

Now let's see if I can find proof to back it up. laugh.gif

Half way down the page

http://www.guitarsatbmusic.com.au/esp/readersrigs/index3.htm

How did you beat me on that one! tongue.gif


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post Nov 17 2007, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Nov 17 2007, 12:03 AM) *
How did you beat me on that one! tongue.gif

Oh it was not easy, I had to turn back time and run some intergalactic tricks but I made it laugh.gif

I don't think it's a common guitar sice we both had the same page almost

QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Nov 16 2007, 11:53 PM) *
That's it! Different bridge, but close enough. You're the man. Seems kinda hard to find. Maybe probably under US$1000 though.

No problem! Don't seem to be very common guitar.


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