The guys at ESP Guitars Australia have recently announced ‘ESP on Tour’ 2019, and Noisegate is proud to be a presenting partner! ‘ESP on Tour’ is an open invitation for you to swing by your local guitar store, meet the ESP Australia team and play the brand new models from the E-II and LTD lineups. Not to mention there’ll also be giveaways on the nights, as well as a chance to win an LTD M-200! Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the models you can expect to see and play:
Like all ESP E-II models, the Arrow NT is hand built in Japan. It offers an alder body, maple neck and Ebony fingerboard. The aggressive shaped guitar is complimented with a set of EMG 81/85 pickups and comes in this Black Silver Fade finish, as well as Snow White.
The Eclipse EverTune now comes in a 7-string variant. The EverTune bridge is a fully-mechanical system that keeps your guitar in tune, and keeps your intonation perfect at every point on the fingerboard. It’s also loaded with the popular Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient pickups that give you an aggressive, but articulate metal tone.
The ESP E-II M is generally equipped with a Floyd Rose bridge, but this year E-II have knocked up a non-trem model with a Hipshot bridge. It’s loaded with a set of Aftermath pickups from British company Bare Knuckle Pickups. They’re a passive pickup set that offer a balanced high end, huge midrange and tight bass response. It comes in the new Black Natural Fade finish with a beautiful Buckeye burl top.
Like the M-II previously mentioned, the M-II 7 NT comes with a Hipshot bridge. It too has Bare Knuckle pickups, but this time using the high output Warpig set. It’s finished in a Purple Natural fade finish and comes with road ready features like Schaller straplocks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a bone nut.
This guitar will definitely have you standing out from the rest. The Arrow-1000 is the first of its kind, offering the unique V shape in the LTD 1000 series with tour grade specs. It features EMG 81/85 pickups, a Floyd Rose bridge with stainless steel screws and comes in this amazing, colour-changing Andromeda finish.
The new EC-1001 has a full thickness mahogany body with a maple cap, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. It has a special set of EMG 57/66 pickups which allows you to split the humbuckers to single coils. It’s finished in a Silver Sunburst Satin finish that is also found on the back of the body and neck. Classy!
The MH-1001HS is a new humbucker/single-coil configuration for the MH Series. It’s loaded with the Seymour Duncan Pegasus in the bridge and Hot Rails in the neck, a prefect combination for those looking for a wide range of tones. It features a Floyd Rose SE bridge that has stainless steel screws, and is available in this Violet Shadow Fade finish, as well as Black Cherry Fade.
Another first in the 1000 line is this TE-1000 Evertune. The popular TE shape now comes in a Black Natural Burst finish with specs that are made for live and recording purposes. One of the main features includes the innovative Evertune bridge, which offers constant tension, tuning and intonation. Like the EC, it also comes with the new EMG 57/66TW pickups, which allows you to split the pickups to get glassy single coil tones.
LTD XTone PS-1000 Purple Sparkle
How’s this for a wild looker? The new PS-1000. This semi-hollow bodied guitar is perfect for rock, indie, folk and more. It’s loaded with Seymour Duncan Phat Cat pickups to offer a versatile tonal pallet and LTD locking tuners to ensure quick string changes. It comes in this Purple Sparkle finish, as well as Violet Shadow.
You can sus out all these and heaps more when the team stop by the stores listed below. Check out the dates below and head to your local ESP dealer to get your hands on these guitars!
Dates Facebook events:
May 23 – Mannys, Fitzroy VIC
May 29 – Macron Music, Erina NSW
May 30 – Belfield Music, Bass Hill NSW
June 6 – Mannys, Fortitude Valley QLD
June 13 – Scarlett Music, Footscray West, VIC
June 19 – Mannys, Alexandria NSW
June 20 – Guitar Factory, Parramatta NSW
June 27 – Oxygen Music, Geelong VIC
July 4 – DW Music , Fyshwick ACT