ESP M-II DX - Black
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ESP M-II DX - Black

M-II DX - Black, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from ESP in the Original series.

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Hatsubai 16/08/2011

ESP M-II DX - Black : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"New style trussrod"
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The biggest thing that the DX brings to the table is that it has an updated neck construction. Before, you had the old school Gibson style truss rod adjustment at the headstock end. This one has a construction similar to Suhr, old Andersons, EBMM and whatnot with the wheel at the neck joint end of the guitar. The guitar features an alder body, a maple neck with a maple fretboard and improved neck joint, 24 jumbo frets, dot inlays with a name on the 12th fret, an original floyd rose, two humbuckers, one volume and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

The guitar is seriously top notch, and it rivals many other higher end guitars out there. The frets on this were perfect in every way. The ends themselves were nice and round, and they don't slice your hand every time you move up and down the neck. The frets were also level, and I got some really nice action with them. The guitar is equipped with an original floyd rose, and that happens to be one of my favorite floyds out there on the market. It has served me time and time again, and it has never let me down.

SOUNDS

The guitar has the standard Seymour Duncan JB/59 combo going on. The JB in the bridge is a very versatile pickup that can do pretty much any genre you can think of. I put this through a cranked Marshall, and it just roared. The guitar had some serious balls, and I was busting out old school 80s licks without any issues at all. A quick roll of the volume knob also gave me a cool clean tone. The 59 in the neck is great for lead tones, and it's one of my favorite pickups in the neck. It has enough bite to cut through the mix, but it stays warm without being overly bright.

OVERALL OPINION

The newly updated neck joint on these makes them a bit more desirable than the normal ESP M-II. I tend to prefer the bolt-on models to the neck-thru models as I think they have more character to them. The guitar was top notch in nearly every way, and if you find one, get it ASAP.