Johnny is owner and founder of AXN Guitars and AlienXnation Vintage Guitars. He is referred to as The SENSEI OF VINTAGE 1980'S GUITARS by collectors of traditional Fender and Gibson guitars. Translated SENSEI means the teacher. Johnny is also the most prominent ESP guitar historian in the United States of America. 1983 ESP Custom Stratocaster With New Floyd Rose.NOTE: THE FLOYD ROSE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A NEW GERMAN FLOYD ROSE ORIGINAL IN CHROME SINCE THIS PHOTOSHOOT. Neck Depth Fret 12: 94. This is a very early ESP Strat.
The neck and the body are original to each other and were manufactured by ESP Japan in 1983 as a custom order guitar. The guitar was originally made to accommodate a vintage tremolo. As always, 100% of our description is represented accurately and honestly with all modifications from original mentioned in this description. As we can see by the early 1983 Floyd Rose Philips head tremolo posts it was fitted with a first generation prototype Floyd Rose tremolo at some point probably in 83'-84'.That is what I was told. The Floyd Rose system was retrofitted to the guitar in the early 1980s by a luthier in Hollywood California and was a perfect job in every respect. Recently we put a 2019 Floyd Rose Limited 1984 model tremolo system onto the guitar and the improvement was well justified making this ESP ultra-perfect and ultra-usable for any live show as it stays in tune perfectly. This has been one of my personal guitars for a long time and over the years it has been loved and improved and also restored to its current glory. With the mahogany body and maple neck I get a nice full mid range out of a Marshall Plexi amp and ultra-sweet lead tones when performing. Its ready for you to use at a live gig or just shred at home. If you take a closer look you will notice that the Schaller tuners are non-original as the guitar had vintage tuners from the ESP factory. The Schaller tuners are period correct 1983. The single humbucker pick guard was a modification done in that same time period mid-1980s. Pickguard change was also professionally done modification we have displayed with a photo (see photos). The maple neck is what ESP is famous for and has the ultimate comfortable feel and neck shape! The frets show very little to no wear and the whole guitar operates 100% flawlessly. Its the best-of-the-best ESP and an awesome find for its next owner. This axe is one of those guitars that a favorite player and I've always kept it safe and sound and rarely let other people play. Its been hidden in my stash of vintage Les Pauls a lot of the time. Since I prefer naturally relic'd (beat up guitars) or our Custom Handmade. These days I'll be listing some of my ESP's. Best Wishes Keep-Rockin and Enjoy Friends! The item has cosmetic flaws. Fret wear - very little. New Floyd Rose Limited 1984. We Use The US Post Office for almost all items. You are responsible for those. For the time being we have chosen to continue to offer our RARE items to International buyers. Please recognize that the cost is high to your country. The item "ESP Custom Guitar 1983 Mahogany Body with Maple Neck AlienXnation Vintage" is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "alienxnation" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.