As ESP's first Signature Series artist, George Lynch brought a unique and powerful vision to the world of custom-designed guitars. The ESP Sunburst Tiger is one of the guitars most closely associated with George, going back to the height of his contributions to Dokken in the 1980s. One of our earliest Signature Series models, the Sunburst Tiger was designed by George as a guitar that could match his mind-blowing playing style. Made by hand by the famous luthiers of the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, this guitar is very similar to George's famous Kamikaze-1 model, but with an amazing graphic finish that evokes the stripes of a big predator, hunting at dusk. It features a maple body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood 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 ESP Sunburst Tiger 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.
Hi, that sounds really cool. You can contact our customer service team, send them some photos of your guitar, but there may not be any way to date something from that era as records were not kept the same as today. Here is their email: [email protected]
I’d love a 600 series ltd of this. Contemplated modding a 200 but ran into issues with the floyd and basswood is not maple. In general i would like to know how gets decided what level sigs come out because having no middle ground here seems odd to me considering most people into George playing will not be 16 year olds i assume so the pockets might be a little deeper?