What is so good about ESP guitars?
po_0784 said:Ibanez & ESP are great guitars for the price, especially the lower-end models. Recently, ESP equipped their LTD guitars with good pickups, and some nice cosmetics, etc. Under a 1k in budget, I would go anyday for a Iba/Esp instead of a Fender/Gibson.
We may accuse ESP and Ibanez of using endorsees to sell guitars. But come on ppl. Gibson and fender are even worse. They dont need to do this kind of marketing anymore, because its just the "hype" to buy a fender or a gibson. The hardcore "vintage police" do the job free of charge. Nobody is willing to buy a vintage rusty ibanez neck screw for 500$, but this is just the everyday psychologically challenged act of a die-hard fender customer :icon_thumright:.
Super Turbo Deluxe Custom said:Gibson and Fender, with their authorized dealers, are making it to where only a big box chain store can afford to carry them. In many cases, the store is required to carry their entire line, and pay for 50% of the cost up front.