Model

KAMIKAZE-1

$3,999.00 with case

Here it is: the original, and still one of the very coolest and most distinctive ESP Signature Series guitars ever made. Created by guitarist George Lynch in 1985 when Dokken was taking over the charts and George was being recognized as one of the world's most incendiary guitarists, the Kamikaze-1 started as George's personal custom guitar that was so outrageously unique, people began clamoring for one of their own. Once ESP began making them available for the public, it became our first Signature Series model. Still to this day, the Kamikaze-1 is a coveted guitar for good reason. Made by hand by the famous luthiers of the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, it features a maple body bolted to a maple neck with an ebony fingerboard. Its sound, as specified by George, is powered by an ESP Designed single-coil SS-120 pickup in the neck position, and a custom Seymour Duncan "The Hunter" pickup in the bridge spot. This pickup was specifically designed to George’s specification for a powerful and dynamic response, providing the harmonics, dimension, and firepower that George’s style demands. It's a high-output pickup with ceramic magnets and custom wind, with all the muscle for power chords and easy access to harmonic squeals, while remaining transparent enough for the “not quite clean but not exactly dirty” tones that George employs. The Kamikaze-1 includes a Floyd Rose Original bridge and Gotoh tuners, and comes with a high-quality hard shell case and a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Certificate of Authenticity
Y
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
25.5"
Body
Maple
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
BLACK W/ KAMIKAZE GRAPHIC
Nut Width
43mm locking Nut (45mm Neck Width)
Nut Type
Locking
Neck Contour
GL Original U
Frets/Type
22 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Gotoh
Bridge
Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU
ESP SS-120
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter”
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case
ST-TE GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
michael s.

sorted it out with George will order in next few weeks through ESP USA and fly over and pick it up off George, cheers. 10/10 he is a legend in more ways than one.

michael s.

sorry Todd B. ESP I'm bit clunky with the messenger service here , will fill you in privately.

michael s.

Todd.B esp over a week and no reply from them

Todd B. ESP

Hi michael, sorry to hear that. Did you contact our distributor and you never heard back from them? I will pass this message along to our International sales people, however I see that you have worked another solution. Please send me a message directly if you need any further help or want to share any additional info.

michael s.

what's the wait time on this and cost delivered to australia and in left handed?

Todd B. ESP

Hi michael, Please contact your dealer or distributor who can better answer these questions since they handle all the product in your country. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors

Control Panel

Is this an R3 or R4 nut? Thanks.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Steve, We use an R-3 nut for this model.

Christopher V.

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