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ESP ORIGINAL SERIES: Hand built by our master luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop

As ESP's highest-quality series of production guitars and basses, ESP Original Series offers a level of detail that borders on the obsessive, and is designed for serious musicians who accept zero compromise in the finest woods, components, and aesthetics.


At first glance, the ESP Original Eclipse offers a classic single-cutaway shape that’s been part of music history for decades. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll understand why the world’s most discerning players prefer the ESP Eclipse over all other choices. Everything about the Eclipse, from the contour of the neck to the polish of the extra-jumbo frets, is designed for guitarists who want an instrument designed for their very best performances. Its top-quality tonewoods, and design details like body/neck/headstock binding and perfect inlays, set it apart from lesser instruments. The finest components, from the EMG active pickups and Gotoh locking tuners all the way to the Schaller Security Locks, were chosen to ensure that in studios and on stages, the ESP Eclipse outshines every guitar in its class.

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The ESP Original Horizon was designed for the ultimate in high performance. Since it is created in ESP’s world-famous custom shop by our experienced master luthiers, you get the same level of detail and quality that you’d expect in a masterfully-built hand-crafted guitar. The ESP Horizon leaves no stone unturned, from its super high-quality tonewoods to beautiful translucent finishes to the luxurious masked binding on its body and headstock. Made for serious players, the ESP Horizon has a set-thru neck design, allowing for buttery smooth access to the highest frets. Its components include Seymour Duncan passive pickups that can go from a whisper to a roar with the turn of a knob, with wonderful dynamic response. Add in its beveled and contoured body, and you get the ultimate super guitar for players who demand nothing but the best.

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If you’re in need of a guitar that is built to the highest levels of quality and detail for a wide variety of music genres, look no further: the ESP Original Mystique is for you. It combines a solid mahogany body with a maple top for all the rich, warm, and resonant tone you’ve ever wanted in a guitar. The ESP Original Mystique is hand made in our Tokyo-based ESP Custom Shop, ensuring that all the details you want in a high-end instrument are provided… a wonderfully balanced contoured body, gorgeous binding on the body and headstock, perfectly polished frets, and amazing finishes. Add in its professional-caliber components and dynamic passive pickups, and you’ll see why the ESP Original Mystique is a fantastic choice for everyone from hard rockers to pop players to jazz fusion professionals.

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Extreme, aggressive guitar shapes have been part of ESP’s history for decades. Taking this idea to the highest degree of design and build quality, the ESP Original FRX has the bold curves that will stand out from the crowd in any musical setting. Hand crafted by our ESP Custom Shop luthiers, the ESP Original FRX is unlike any other guitar shape, with a multi-beveled body and a set-thru neck that’s designed for smooth-as-silk access to the top of its 24-fret fingerboard. Available in a number of exciting finish options, these guitars offer top-of-the-line components including Seymour Duncan pickups, original Floyd Rose bridges, Gotoh locking tuners, and more to give you the very best performance feel and sound. If you’re a serious player who wants a guitar that’s every bit as powerful as your music, the ESP Original FRX is your answer.

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It seems as if there’s always been a trade-off between cool design and performance in basses. Not so with the ESP Original Stream bass. You get a funky retro-inspired shape, but you also get all of the high quality and supreme playability that only the ESP Custom Shop’s luthiers can provide. These bolt-on basses take craftsmanship to the extreme, using only the finest in white ash bodies, a high-density wood that helps produce punchy, detailed tones with excellent sustain. They also offer the strength and beauty of a 7-piece neck, with a thin contour that allows for very comfortable playing. The ESP Original Stream basses also feature Hipshot bridges and tuners, and are meant for players who need a serious, professional-quality instrument for studio work and tours.

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Special Features

Horizon Custom

Expertly arched and perfectly shaped into a masterpiece, the newly refined Horizon shape is our best one yet. Natural masked body binding showcases the beauty of the thick carved figured maple top. The all new mother-of-pearl and recon stone inlays really stand out and shine against smooth ebony fingerboards. You will simply be amazed when you feel this one in your hands.

Unique Carved Top

Stare at the gorgeous FRX Custom body and you will notice it's expertly carved top which is highly evolved when it comes to guitar body design. The center of the body arches drastically outwards then quickly rises to a ridge which surrounds the entire center section of the body, then gently slopes towards the body edges giving way to the complex and intricate pattern which defines the body’s perimeter. It all comes together to make one of our most unique shapes yet. You need the best of the best expert woodworkers and craftsmen to pull this off.

Glow in the Dark Side Dots

Larger than our standard side dots, these dots are made of a special material that retains light and glows brightly when the house lights are turned down. Set apart by a dark ring, it provides amazing contrast whether in regular lighting or in the dark.

Liquid Metal Silver Finish

Stunning is the only word that comes to mind when describing the Liquid Metal Silver finish on our FRX Custom Shop. The depth of the finish captures your eye and brings out the luster of the chrome plated hardware and metal truss rod cover, not to mention the mother-of-pearl logo.

Mystique Headstock

Expertly crafted and designed, the Mystique Custom headstock is one to be admired. No detail has been overlooked; from the natural masked binding edge of the flamed maple to the recessed hardware, perfectly crafted bone nut, engraved anodized aluminum truss rod cover plate and locking Gotoh tuning machines, everything comes together beautifully.

3-pc Mother Of Pearl Inlay

At first glance you may not realize the meticulous craftsmanship involved in merging 3 separate pieces of mother-of-pearl shell material to create this one stunning inlay that mesmerizes the eye. No simple task here. Yet another example of the level of detail expected and present in our Custom Shop instruments.

Stream Custom BASS Headstock

This headstock design shows off the beautiful flamed maple cap and superb craftsmanship while incorporating high end features and parts. Notice the split level surface and flowing curves, recessed tuning machine hardware, engraved metal plate and mother of pearl logo.

Stream Custom Bass

The Stream body is a perfect example of design refinement where classic and modern unite. Slim, sexy curves, a dual layer, thick carved flamed maple top, glossy clear pickguard, large glow in the dark side dots, expertly rounded fret ends and fingerboard edge, all showcase the beauty and workmanship that is evident from the ESP Custom Shop.

Stream Custom Bass Neck

The 7-piece Maple-Walnut-Padauk neck is beautifully set into the bolt-on sculpted neck heel which allows for easy access and comfortable playing in the upper register. Notice the contrast of the stained ash body back next to the natural woods from the laminated neck. The 6-bolt neck joint is slim and barely noticeable, yet incredibly strong.