Yeah I guess, but to what degree? Should I just buy it because it's ESP???
I like the guitar because it was built to the specifications of Kirk Hammetts first custom ESP. I play a lot of Metallica and if ESP are their main supplier then I would buy from them.
I want the sound of Metallica. Kirks set up most likely since he was the first one to introduce the ESPs to the group.
Any other ESP I wouldn't buy. I could of easily customed my Fender with EMG pick ups and said its still the same.