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  • So why are ESP guitars so hard to find in the states?

    I dont mean ltd or edwards or anything, but the actual parent company ESP. I just bough a M-II and I just love this guitar. I would like to get an eclipse in white or black but it seems the only place you can find one on the market is on ebay. You would think that with the popularity of these guitars ESP would be puting out more product. Is it a shipping issue or what? Just curious thats all. Plus if anyone has an eclipse theyre trying to get rid of...let me know
    Originally Posted by exafro


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    Originally Posted by carlstretch


    My kids are older now and have all shot hundreds of rounds thru my shotguns and handguns. They know how to use them and I'm not worried about them playing cowboys and indians with them.









    Originally Posted by redeye5


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  • #2
    I wonder the same thing. It's not the shipping, Ibanez etc don't have any problems... I love my ESPs.
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    • #3
      I dunno, one of my local shops has them from time to time.
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      • #4
        I want to try an ESP after trying the Ltd. Series. Those were some pretty damn well built guitars for a budget line, I imagine the parent line would be some fine ass instruments.
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        • #5
          A real ESP eclipse is the only Les Paul alternative I kinda like, it has enough of it's own personality. You used to be able to get them at Mars Music, which was like GC junior, but they went out of business. Check the ESP website for a list of U.S. dealers; they may not have many ESP's in stock, but they could probably order you anything you are willing to buy sight unseen

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          • #6
            A real ESP eclipse is the only Les Paul alternative I kinda like, it has enough of it's own personality. You used to be able to get them at Mars Music, which was like GC junior, but they went out of business. Check the ESP website for a list of U.S. dealers; they may not have many ESP's in stock, but they could probably order you anything you are willing to buy sight unseen


            ya I have a dealer near me but they only carry a limited few for so often. I just happened to walk in on Saturday when they had the M-II there. They told me they had had it for only 4 days before I bought it. And that is usually the case, they just fly off the walls. So come on ESP, help a brother out and ship us your guitars!!!! Or at least make them more available online or something
            Originally Posted by exafro


            I can alternate pick like a mofo, and it has nothing to do with practice.









            Originally Posted by carlstretch


            My kids are older now and have all shot hundreds of rounds thru my shotguns and handguns. They know how to use them and I'm not worried about them playing cowboys and indians with them.









            Originally Posted by redeye5


            you know whats classy as ****************? ****************ing your wife in the ass and telling the internet beforehand!

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            • #7
              I agree, ESP (non LTD) are fantastic guitars. There are some models available overseas too that I wish they'd make available here (Reindeer).
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              • #8
                I agree, ESP (non LTD) are fantastic guitars. There are some models available overseas too that I wish they'd make available here (Reindeer).


                ya like their rendition of an explorer. I see em on ebay but theres no way in hell im gonna fork over $2000+ for an explorer. They're awesome guitars and a well known company, I think they are missing out on a huge market
                Originally Posted by exafro


                I can alternate pick like a mofo, and it has nothing to do with practice.









                Originally Posted by carlstretch


                My kids are older now and have all shot hundreds of rounds thru my shotguns and handguns. They know how to use them and I'm not worried about them playing cowboys and indians with them.









                Originally Posted by redeye5


                you know whats classy as ****************? ****************ing your wife in the ass and telling the internet beforehand!

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                • #9
                  Sam Ash here carrys the Eclipse II for $1300.
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                  • #10
                    Gibson is probably standing in the way of ESP doing a major distribution deal with companies like GC, I've seen it before in the UK the bigger stores get shafted by Gibson if they stock certain other brands. Ibanez have had issues for years with Sound Control (UK version of GC), and ESP are nowhere to be seen.

                    The best bet is a good quality independent dealer, it also depends where you live, I dare say you can get ESPs fairly easily in LA and NY city.
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                    • #11
                      Probley because the LTD's sell better then the ESP's. Actual ESP's are expensive compared to LTD's.

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                      • #12
                        Sam Ash here carrys the Eclipse II for $1300.


                        samash...is it just on online store, or does it have some sort of physical store somewhere in amerca?

                        i'm canadian...so dont know much of it
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                        • #13
                          Gibson is probably standing in the way of ESP doing a major distribution deal with companies like GC, I've seen it before in the UK the bigger stores get shafted by Gibson if they stock certain other brands. Ibanez have had issues for years with Sound Control (UK version of GC), and ESP are nowhere to be seen.

                          The best bet is a good quality independent dealer, it also depends where you live, I dare say you can get ESPs fairly easily in LA and NY city.


                          Stupid Gibson . . . so much to dislike, if only they didn't make my favorite guitar well at least I will be able to get more than the $900 I paid for my LP classic when I decide to sell it (thanks to their monopoly)

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                          • #14
                            samash...is it just on online store, or does it have some sort of physical store somewhere in amerca?

                            i'm canadian...so dont know much of it


                            They have actual stores. I'm not a big fan of theirs to be honest. There is one in North Jersey I go to, it's near my relatives house I go to for the holidays and ****************. The relatives drive me nuts, so I just go there and bull**************** for a couple of hours at a time. It's somewhere near Edison or Brunswick, not too sure(I haven't been there in about 2-3 years).

                            Huge selection of stuff though. Good holiday sales(atleast on drum stuff I've bought), but the staff isn't exactly knowledgeable.
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                            • #15
                              I would say come to canada but our dollar would rape you because everything here is already overpriced.
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