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jt76 replied to the forum post Importing a new ESP from UK to USA

I live in the US in Virginia, My wife is from the UK,  I  spent a lot of time over there before she moved here.   I have from time to time considered buying ESP Models that were not available in the US market......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post ESP Mirage Deluxe Dollar Bill

 This site has a bunch of catalog scans  including the 92 catalog - look on page 7 - I think its your guitar  looks like $100's not $1's http://www.espguitars.ru/catalog.html      ......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Importing a new ESP from UK to USA

I looked that up on the uk government website,  you are correct about the VAT,  under the uk's duty relief act a retailer does not have to collect VAT if they can prove the item left the UK and EU,   That......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post ESP Mirage Deluxe Dollar Bill

the MII deluxe $$$ -  $100 bill guitar was from 1992 -  those are not the original control knobs,  The origninal knobs should have been black metal domed barrel knobs.   It was probably a Namm display......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post horizon

off the top of my head I belive it was late 80's,  like 87,88,89,  should have been available with bolt on or neck thru.     ......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Importing a new ESP from UK to USA

I think andertons ships a lot of stuff to the US so unless its a closeout item or something like that that you have to get at a specific store they migh be a good dealer to try.  Also Ups operates in the UK.   That......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Can anyone help identifying if this Eclipse is real or not?

The earlier models had Sperzel tuners, and at some point they switched to Gotoh......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Can anyone help identifying if this Eclipse is real or not?

Definitely real - same as mine except mine has some modifications - eclipse ii -  finish is amber cherry sunburst - I agree I thing the nut has been changed everything else looks stock.   i think they were made from......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Best passive PUPs to swap into an MH

THESE WOULD BE MY PICKS -  SUHR SSV - NECK, SUHR SSH+ BRIDGE  WILDE  - L500R NECK  AND L500XL BRIDGE - WILDE PICKUPS - THE REAL BILL LAWRENCE - NOT THE COMPANY THAT OWNS HIS NAME. DIMARZIO AIR NORTON......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Should I buy the ESPM1 tiger

Ok,   I just happend to see one the other day and rembered this conversation.   The one I saw is going for  $1200 plus tax and shipping. ......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Should I buy the ESPM1 tiger

If you are still looking for one I know where to find one for a good price,  friend request me and I will send it to you in message. ......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Should I buy the ESPM1 tiger

Did you buy or are you still looking?  ......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post my ltds, post your family

I think I saw that one for sale,  I thought about it since I have never owned one,  but I had just bought a viper 256 so I had to pass.   Looks like it found a good home. Congrats, in my opinion those early......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post FRX Anyone?

It's been a while since I have played it so all this is just my best recollection The neck profile felt similar to most of the moden ESP's I have picked up, felt closets to a modern production KH2,  played a LTD......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Tombstone series acoustic?

All of the ltd and xtone guitars I tried had great necks but severly lacked in the tone department when not run into an amp.   i love my xtone pa1.  But that is  really designed only for amplified use.......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post FRX Anyone?

That exact EII Frx at GC Was previously owned by a friend of mine for a short time its very nice. He sold it to help fund a music video he is making.  I almost bought it from him but some other gear took priority.......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Vintage japanese ESP/Seymour Duncan Strat

Congrats,  It looks like its in great condition.......MORE »
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jt76 liked the forum post Re: Vintage japanese ESP/Seymour Duncan Strat

Here it is. Great japanese finish with standard Seymour strat US pickups. It has a bright sound and the pickups are greatly responsive. I think the neck is equivalent to the Pro series. Very comfortable to play and sounds......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Vintage japanese ESP/Seymour Duncan Strat

here's some pics of my seymour duncan strat.  I don't think the relic work is original.  http://www.espguitars.com/photos/2279774......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Vintage japanese ESP/Seymour Duncan Strat

essentially there are several different models but there are two grades,  the pro series and the traditional series.  the pro series only says Seymour Duncan on the headstock,  the traditional series says......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post Help to Identify ESP 400 Series Guitar

Thanks for siding with me but I have no problem with 6 string, They have a great inventory and at least 4 Esp guitars I am GASing over right now.  They would probably have anwsered the question If I had not beat them to......MORE »
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jt76 replied to the forum post ESP Navigator 1989 Rebadging

I think they made these as ESPART guitars from the late 70's to the mid 80's possibly longer although there are not a lot records or catalog images available.  There were 2 grades, the top end ones that had the long......MORE »