ESP XJ12 12 string

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ESP XJ12 12 string

Post by toinouBE » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:12 am

So, this week .... this happened :

ESP XJ12, custom japan, in sparkle blue

XJ12 are pretty rare, but in this particular color I think it's a unique model
It is my undertanding that this guitar was built for display purpose for a fair like Musikmesse or Namm.
And then stayed in a box for 10 years maybe more at the importer warehouse.

It reappeared a few months ago at my music shop, with a huge discount (the one that you can't pass ;-) )

So :
Ash body, heavy as hell but very resonant
Seymour Duncan SH1 pickups
Split - Series - Parallel switch

That's not your everyday guitar, but it's very inspiring !

Hope you enjoy !

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Re: ESP XJ12 12 string

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:26 am

That’s wild. Nice score.

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Re: ESP XJ12 12 string

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:11 am

Sweet. That thing looks sick.
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Re: ESP XJ12 12 string

Post by lammy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:01 am

:-*

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Re: ESP XJ12 12 string

Post by OV7 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:06 am

I like that input jack!
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Re: ESP XJ12 12 string

Post by toinouBE » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:07 am

Just go in touch with ESP Customer service, they can't be sure when it was done exactly ...
They assume somewhere around 1998, and it's custom ordered according to them (this finish was not in the stock options)

So my best guess, from infos gathered from ESP , my music shop, and the importer : Custom made for show display around 1998,and then kept in a warehouse for 20 years , untouched !

That's what you can call New Old Stock !

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