ESP MYSTIQUE CTM

SEE THRU BLACK BLUE BURST

ESP MYSTIQUE CTM
$6,799.00
with case

The ESP Original Series Mystique exudes class like no other guitar we’ve ever made. Designed for players in styles that demand a combination of incredible tone with no-compromise playability, this archtop-bodied, set-neck guitar uses the very best in tonewoods, including precious Honduras mahogany body and neck, Honduras rosewood fingerboard, and a burled maple top with a spectacular See Thru Black Blue Burst finish. Nothing but the finest available components are used on the ESP Original Series Mystique, which include an unbleached bone nut, Jescar nickel/silver frets, Dunlop Straploks, Gotoh locking tuners, a TonePros locking TOM bridge, a Gotoh tailpiece, and a set of Seymour Duncan Custom ’59/Jazz Hybrid and Custom '59/JB Hybrid pickups that offer medium output but sparkle with upper midrange harmonic content. For jazz, fusion, progressive rock, classic rock and more, there may be no finer choice than the ESP Mystique. Includes deluxe hardshell case.

Construction Set-Neck
Scale 25.5"
Body Honduras Mahogany
Top Burled Maple
Neck Honduras Mahogany
Fingerboard Honduras Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish SEE THRU BLACK BLUE BURST
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Gold
Strap Button Dunlop Locking
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Gotoh Tailpiece
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Custom 59/Jazz Hybrid
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Custom 59/JB Hybrid
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Comments
Acclaimed Knives

I have two questions, the first one is a question about whether something can be done in the custom shop. The second one is a question about guitar mechanics and a request for a recommendation, if you are able to give one.

 

1.) I like most of the specs of this guitar (ESP MYSTIQUE CTM SEE THRU BLACK BLUE BURST) but I was wondering if the custom shop would be able to make me one with all of the same specifications, except for the following:

- different colourway, front side and back of the body instead of just the back and back of the head as well (glossy black sparkle) but leaving the back of the neck natural

- Chrome instead of gold hardware (tuners, bridge, knob, toggle for selecting pickups and anything else I missed that's gold on this)

- my own custom fingerboard inlays instead of what it has now

- my signature on the head under where it says "ESP"

- passive seymour duncan jazz neck and seymour duncan jb bridge pickups with chrome covers instead of the 59/jazz neck and 59/jb bridge pickups

Other than that, I want EVERYTHING ELSE THE SAME. Same wood (or regular mahogany and rosewood if they can't do Honduran) same toners same bridge, strap button, set neck construction, electronics layout etc. 

 

2.) I would like to be able to play this guitar well and effectively in standard EADGBE tuning but I would also like to be able to play it well and effectively in as low as drop C tuning (but not any lower than drop C, if I wanted anything lower I'd get a 7, 8 or 9 string guitar).  Research that I've done recommends a scale of 25.5 and heavier gauge strings. I noticed the LTD SC-20, which has been described as ideal for downtuning has a 25.5 scale and thicker gauge strings than this guitar. I know that Stef Carpenter recorded the white pony in drop C tuning. Should I then copy the string gauge of the SC-20 for my custom mystique (the specs for the see thru black burst say the scale is already 25.5)? Mind you, I still want to be able to play it in EADGBE. What would you recommend?

I know that sometimes you refer people to customer service so I am going to send this to them as well, just in case you can't answer it.

Thank you for answering all my previous questions, peace.

 

 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, it would be best to contact your dealer who can get a quote for you as well as see if everything is possible. Our Custom Shop is able to do quite a lot as long as the design is functional and doesn't infringe on any trademarks. If you don't have a dealer you are working with please message me directly and I'll give you some options.

Dimitris D.

Breathtaking, ultimate beauty!

 

Carl N.

thanks for sharing!

Khalil D.

Awesome I love this shape, but why did you guys discontinue the black mystique e-II with floyd ?, it was great

Carl N.

Each year new models get introduced and some models have to be discontinued in order to may way for the new models.