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.
But your fender is a squire
it is not the same scale
it is not the same shape
it does not have the same number of frets
it does not have the same neck
it does not have a floyd
Fyi kirks first esp was a direct copy of a jackson soloist. It was just built by esp and the skulls where thrown on.