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NGD. Amazing early ESP 400 strat. Rare guitar I think

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Guppy, Dec 25, 2017.

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  1. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

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    That's even better, cool video :thumb:
     

  2. Guppy

    Guppy Strat-Talk Member

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    According to ESP themselves the guitar looked like a 400 series strat as produced by them between halfway 80's and halfway 90's. Can it be that the "gold edge rule" applies to the 400 series? (early ones have them, later ones don't)
    Apart from different series/models and custom orders (carefully ignoring the term "Custom Shop")?
    The same for the Strat headstock?
     

  3. pinkoboe

    pinkoboe Strat-Talk Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The logos are really all over the place. Here are examples of the earliest 400 series headstock shape with and without the gold background on the ESP logo:

    early with gold.jpg pzx1hrlwc2v0xzgtag4a.jpg

    As for the custom shop guitars, you can spec them with any logo, but most of them had the word custom on the front of the headstock like so:

    esp custom.jpg
     
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  4. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Dog Whisperer. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hi, buddies
    I. PROMISE I would NEVER price-gouge by double+ if selling a gear item.
     

  5. thomo5150

    thomo5150 Strat-Talk Member

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    No, just laugh at your statement that only Fender have a Custom Shop. I’m glad they do too because I make a nice living out of fixing there guitars.. Like this Masterbuilt...
     

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  6. thomo5150

    thomo5150 Strat-Talk Member

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    I have sold guitars and made a nice profit on a few but then I’ve sold a few and taken a loss on them. In the end it normally balances out... Market will decide the price, if it sells it sells simple...
     

  7. Guppy

    Guppy Strat-Talk Member

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    Oh my god!! And the people here know about that?! Don't you know you are destroying their world! Now they no longer can have nice things. (and you already found out they are the only ones allowed to make passive-aggressive posts ;))
     
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  8. Guppy

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    Sorry. I couldn't resist. I'm out. Greets
     
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  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They do, or did, I have been to the guitar shops in the Ochanomizu district of Tokyo, and there were a lot of one off custom ESP guitars on display. This was in the early '90s.
     
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