This is the earliest ESP guitar we have ever seen available for sale in the world! This is an extremely rare headstock shape and logo - the very first ESP ever made and rarely ever found for sale! Very low serial number 0545. It is a rare first-year vintage Japanese ESP ST465 guitar hand-crafted by their top luthier in Japan. The guitar has all of the correct features of the best model ST465 with rosewood fretboard and natural finish. The neck is world class with excellent figuring and in the traditional pre-CBS Fender 60's 1-piece maple with 4-bolt stamped neck plate. These guitars crafted in Japan were sought by the top players in the world after much demand for the best modern guitar alternatives to 50s and 60s vintage Fender Stratocaster guitars. We have searched ESP listings daily for years and have never found anything remotely as rare, as fine and early as this guitar. To many generations of guitarists, ESP is "the brand" to have after billions of fans have seen Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Rolling Stones and many other bands skyrocket the company to global fame over 40 years. This is as sound an investment as they come, and will absolutely have international collectors bidding in a frenzy in the years to come to get a first-year ESP strat, and you're getting it at the price of an entry level Rolex.
This rare ESP Custom guitar is part of the world famous instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios! Check out our official Essex Recording Studios website (more pictures there) and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TWITCH and YouTube! @essexrecordingstudios
International buyers are welcome! We ship to any country in the world! This guitar will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect! The guitar is in very good condition with minor dings and signs of play - just watch the video here or on the Essex Recording Studios YouTube channel for full detailed condition! You are welcome to collect the guitar in person if you are local to our studio in Southend, England at postcode SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station.
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