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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.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Maple
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Yellow w/ Sunburst Tiger 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 ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU ESP SS-120
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter”
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Controls Gl
Steven M.

My father bought one of these in the 80s, I believe. It doesn't have a serial number but it has a "Made in Japan" on the back of the headstock. Is there a way I can date it?

Todd B. 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: 

Jason L.

I doubt it. I have the same guitar that I believe I bought in 1989 or 1990.  It has a serial number, but when I contacted ESP and asked them to date it, they said they didn't have any records of the guitars back then. 

Dan the George Lynch Fan

I hope there is a giveaway sweepstakes for this one. (For once we need a sweepstakes that is not an LTD.)

Kerry L.

Have you ever considered having machine screws and metal thread inserts in the body. Yngwie has this on his strat and it is a much tighter neck to body bond. The second plus is you can take the neck off many more time without wear. I would sell my Les Paul to buy a lynch sunburst tiger then.

Carl N.

Nothing planned at the moment, thanks for sharing

Louis W W.

It would be great if you could have this headstock in the custom shop!

Carl N.

Only for Lynch models


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?

Carl N.

We previously produced some Lynch models in the 600 series, though currently the ESP and 200 series versions will be all that is available, maybe some more in the future.  Thanks for your comment.


I’m with you on the 600 series, I have a few 600 Lynch series.  I make good money but had to justify spending $4-5k on a guitar.  

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