You are quite correct. For decades I have never noticed, let alone considered purchasing an ESP. And, to be honest, I am very attached to a few of my axes - and, I love them all. If I had to start selling them, I just would not know which one to let go off first.
It's funny, I just happened to notice this ESP online somewhere. Just by accident, really. I had been thinking about getting a 24-fret hard-tail, with passive PUPs for a little while. My other 24-fret guitars all have Floyd Rose or proprietary whammy bars, with a mix of active (EMG) and passive (Duncans and Washburn) PUPs.
I saw this one and I guess the chemistry was just there. This ESP is a real jewel. I can't believe it. I tell all my friends about it.
No, I don't work for ESP in any way.
esp's are players guitars. i think they are nearly perfect.
I wish more super strats would come with T.O.M. they're actually more like strats because strats were strings thru the body onto a bone nut.
Horizon's are the best.