I really wish that they would bring the edwards series to the US...beautiful looking shapes for an affordable price, I understand that there's their Les Paul and Strat shapes that aren't allowed in the US but what about things like the Forest and Antelope shapes? For those who dont know what that is, please google it, so sick looking.
While, "The new USA facility will be crafting a series of production models on a limited basis during its first year of operation, ramping up as demand for the new line increases. ESP USA instruments will initially be available through a select group of ESP dealers." keeps people in susprense, and may produce a temporary bump in interest, it can also backfire. I plan to purchase in 2014, 2015 at the latest. Given I am happy owner of an ESP, they are my first consideration, but I am not going on a wild goose chase to find out what and where (I did that once before on a non-ESP purchase, never again). There needs to be specifics on the where available (I am not purchasing what I can not put my hands on first). Additionally, it would be helpful know what, so I can compare ESP apples to apples (or E-II's to E-II's). Being USA is great, but it is not the only factor in a purchase (otherwise I would not already be a happy ESP owner ;).
So... how apart will be the prices from the Japanese made guitars? this is good news but... with all these changes in the line up, what its going to be the 'real' ESP? before this, i knew that a japanese ESP was the real deal... now i dont know! ESP and LTD Elite being made in the same factories and all... it worries me a bit that ESP is kind of diluting their quality... anyway, this is just my opinion.