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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:53 pm    Post subject: ESP Stream GT classic Reply with quote

Someone posted these on that other web site, but no love for them over there. Wish they were available on this side of the pond.






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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to like them... They have several aesthetics I tend to dig, but exaggerates them in all the wrong ways.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like them reminds me of those weird old Yamaha's.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
I like them reminds me of those weird old Yamaha's.


Rob(OG) made a clone of one of those weird yamahas for James, and it hung really comfortably on its strap. It was so natural feeling.

That said, I like that green one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the body shape, just not everything else on the body.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it because it looks like somebody thought out the entire design, even if it's not everybody's cup of tea styling wise. Thanx for posting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks Icemanish to me. I like it.

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I like it because it looks like somebody thought out the entire design, even if it's not everybody's cup of tea styling wise. Thanx for posting.


I like it for this reason. Things like the headstock and the truss rod cover. It looks like the sort of thing ESP shouldn't make, and I even like that they've played about a bit with their logo on it.

I also dislike it for this reason. Seeing normal Gibson style knobs, two humbuckers and tuneomatic sort of lets it down, like they got fed up designing things. I know this is silly of me, tuneomatics and humbuckers work brilliantly, but I would nearly prefer it if it had awful pickups and an awful bridge.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking this was probably part of the inspiration:



I second what Bacchus said; I love the body shape....wonderfully strange, but run of the mill where it really matters. That said a Bigsby style trem would look pretty sweet on one of those
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to like it but it sucks so I can't.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for original designs but this just seems like an iceman with a bunch of random for the sake of random design revisions.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:

I also dislike it for this reason. Seeing normal Gibson style knobs, two humbuckers and tuneomatic sort of lets it down, like they got fed up designing things. I know this is silly of me, tuneomatics and humbuckers work brilliantly, but I would nearly prefer it if it had awful pickups and an awful bridge.


ESP especially in Japan is a company that caters to the modern rock/metal crowd. It would be weird if this guitar had specialty single pickups or non standard hardware. So design wise I think it actually makes sense with what they do. Over the years ESP has done some crazy custom stuff, even if it is geared to the metal crowd.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's probably the headstock that holds me back on the overall design (aside from, yeah, the ho-hum electronics/bridge... I'm with Nick, a Bigsby would help). It kind of reminds me of an I Dream of Genie lamp sort of thing; it's flared a bit too much near the nut, which influences the rest of the curve radius in a way that just doesn't jive to me. With some minor reshaping of the headstock, the whole body/neck/head might gel into something more pleasing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the melted-stretched trippy look of these guitars, and of course any neck with big blocks strikes my fancy, so after searching the US, and not finding anything, I sent an email to ESP Japan. Here's what I got back:

Dear Speedfish,

Thank you for sending inquiry.
This guitar is produced on order.
The production lead time is roughly 6 months after entering firm order.
We are receiving order with full amount in advanced payment.
Here is the price quote to you US.
Please let us know.

Product Code :418812
Product Name :STREAM-GT Classic (SPB) w/gigbag : 360,000JPY
Shipping : 12,650JPY (including insurance and handling fee)
Total Amount : 372,650JPY =$3,307.53 US

Payment Method : Bank Wire Transfer
- We do not cover any bank transfer charge and currency exchange fee at our side.
- Please arrange that we will receive full amount.
- Please be noted it will take approximately 2 - 7 business days to confirm your payment with our bank.
Shipping : via EMS

We await your reply.

Thanks and best regards,
Noriaki Sato
Ikebe Musical Instruments Store Co.,Ltd.
Business Hours for Overseas Customers (Mon to Fri / 10:00 to 19:00)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Owes a little to this.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Thinking this was probably part of the inspiration:



I second what Bacchus said; I love the body shape....wonderfully strange, but run of the mill where it really matters. That said a Bigsby style trem would look pretty sweet on one of those

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlericky wrote:


Owes a little to this.



Ahhhh! The Washburn A20 or A20V? Would really dig one with a maple cap.
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