Up for sale, a 2012 ESP Custom Shop electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A one-off model crafted in Japan by ESP's renowned Custom Shop, this HSH Superstrat is a visual knock-out with a Hot Pink gloss finish and trio of Seymour Duncan humbuckers in an HSH configuration. Featuring a maple neck, 22 fret slab rosewood fretboard, genuine Floyd Rose tremolo, and humbucker array governed by a five-way pickup selector, coil-split two-way toggle, and Volume bypass toggle, the guitar can produce a particularly broad range of powerful tonalities.
The Dimebucker at the bridge position offers a full, tight low end, scooped mids, and smooth crunchy breakup and cut. The SH-1 neck pickup was designed in the spirit of the original PAF, with sweet singing sustain, wound to deliver full-sounding chords and midrange-forward attack. The middle position single-coil sized JB Jr. humbucker balances out the trio, with a focused, detailed midrange and rich harmonic content. This ESP weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and .905” at the 12th. The thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard features a 9.5“ radius, pearloid dot inlay, and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and plenty of meat with well-rounded crowns and virtually no wear, playing cleany in every register up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted, responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 25.5“, and the locking nut measures 42mm (1.650") in width. The matching pink headstock features a black ESP logo and black set of ESP-branded tuners that turn smoothly.
On the body, the electronics work as they should, with a five-way pickup selector switch, Master Volume knob, coil-split toggle for the neck and bridge, and global Volume bypass toggle. The Volume potentiometer is made by CTS, dating to the 38th week of 2012 and capped with a knurled black knob. The black hardware is very clean, and the genuine USA-made Floyd Rose allows for the deepest dive bombs and most expressive pitch shifting, all with flawless tuning stability. Cosmetic wear is limited to a couple of stray marks on the finish next to the pickup selector switch. Otherwise, the gloss Hot Pink finish on the body is extremely well-kept, with a pristine matching gloss on the neck profile.
The original padded ESP gigbag is included.