Orihalcon

Orihalcon is made from a metal used in the lost city of Atlantis. The concept on this guitar was that it’s a legendary guitar that sank into the sea with Atlantis, and it was salvaged many years later.

Shinigami

This guitar is an image of “Shinigami” (God of Death) slashing a Scythe direct into the body. This The god of Death shows his face through the cyclone that has formed a crack spread throughout the body, and he seems ready to cut someone’s neck at any moment. The Scythe is angled to penetrate diagonally through the body.

RV Snake

“Shinigami” and “RV-Snake” are brothers made with with a similar type of concept.

Sakoku

Sakoku features a bullet hole in the guitar body in 3 dimensions. This custom guitar was named “Dankon” (Bullet Mark in English). The original image came from the Japanese Edo era, the Shogunate, the “national seclusion”(SAKOKU in Japanese), and Admiral Perry’s visit to Japan to open up the seclusion. The original name of this guitar was SAKOKU.

Amakusa

“AMAKUSA” which was a brushed up version of “KIZOKU” ‘s world. The basic concept of this guitar is “European medieval culture” in the early Edo era. A Japanese person named “Amakusa Shiro” was a Christian who led a rebellion against the oppression of Christians by the Tokugawa shogunate. The body shape, a cross broken right and left, is from the image of the sea in the “Mose’s Ten Commandments” story. The color of the cross is from the image of stained glass in Church. And, this art expresses the resurrection of the charisma of an old era from a coffin enshrined in an old church.

Kizoku

Kizoku was built with a motif of a “Cross”. This guitar expresses the nobility god of death who was sealed in the Cross in olden days, and is trying to breaking the cross sealing the prevention against evil. He is seeking an opportunity to get out to this world after many years.

LUTHIER SPOTLIGHT

Two years after enrolling in ESP's Guitar Craft Academy in 1990, Masao Ohmuro was asked to stay on as instructor. He continued teaching, and began building and repairing guitars for ESP shops and artists. In 1998 he started working on his first "super custom", Orihalcon.