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ESP tooled up for Tom Anderson's shaved bolt on neck heel on the Schecter bodies, and has since become a feature of their house brand.

In 1975, Hisatake Shibuya opened a shop called Electric Sound Products (ESP) in Tokyo, which provided custom replacement parts for guitars and quickly gained a reputation for the high-quality of these replacement parts.

At this time, ESP also began crafting guitars under the ESP and Navigator brand in the Japanese market.

At this time, ESP also began crafting guitars under the ESP and Navigator brand in the Japanese market..

In 1976, ESP gained a reputation as a provider of high-quality replacement parts.

I do know this was a limited run so does that mean it was the hundredth one actually produced?

Just trying to make an informed decision since this will be the last guitar and purchasing for a while.

The body consists of mahogany, the neck of maple and the fingerboard (with its 22XJ [XJ=extra jumbo] frets) of rosewood.

All hardware (the tune-o-matic bridge, the stop piece and tuners) is black. This guitar is the same model as most of James' ESP Explorers, being the difference on the inlays.

They are all based upon the standard ESP EXP series and were built or overseen by Matt Masciandaro.

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