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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kukulkan61, Feb 22, 2018.
ESP Stream Original Series Custom Shop NAMM Exhibition Bass Guitar
ESP are not cheap to begin with. I can't remember how much they wanted for the Doris Yeh signature bass, but it didn't last very long.
Tom Araya's signature model probably isn't cheap either.
It's a prestige thing owning a real ESP when they're making LTD deluxe editions that are as good as the ESPs.
Turns out Tom's bass is available in three price points:
Frank Bello's model is similar, one LTD version & one ESP version
ESP version is 4x that of the LTD version
Last week I saw a ESP guitar at Sam Ash that was almost exactly like my LTD Deluxe
You guessed it, 4x the price I paid for my LTD, LOL!
Looks like most other gaudy basses that look more like high-end furniture or decorations.
Pay that kind of money for something that says ESP on the headstock...they must be joking.
Free shipping! Yes!!
Craftsmanship and wood choices on that look superb. It isn’t hard to see why it’s priced the way it is.
Anyone who would pay that much for a bass should be beaten to death with it.
So everyone with an Alembic should be beaten to death?
Wait, the OP is NOT visible to me, now common, throw the dog a bone.........
Unless they are Stanley Clark or John Entwistle, yes.
I showed it to the wife and said "So about that 'expensive' Dingwall..."
To each their own. I think for $13,000 I’d get something “better” than an ESP. I bet Keith would make something like that for half the price...and I’d have a Roscoe.
Better than a ESP?
You guys act like they're defective or from China or something.
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If it was a 4-banger & only $10K, I'd consider it, but
I'd need to do a A/B comparison with one of these first:
Rickenbacker Lemmy Kilmister 1995 Signature 4004LK
There are a number of people on here with Alembics.
Indeed. Those aren't cheap, either.
I would much rather spend $13k on that ESP than $23k on some of those Ritters at NAMM...
Real-deal hand-made ESP’s are on-par with all the more well-known boutique luthiers around, Alembic and Fodera alike. The price tag on that bass doesn’t surprise me at all.
Man I would rather use the money towards an Alembic!!!!
Well, it is very shiny.
To be fair, those woods are just about "as good as it gets".
The extra ~8,000 premium is just for the paperwork.
"Collector's item", ya know?