ESP Horizon Custom Deluxe

ESP Horizon Custom Deluxe

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Horizon Custom Deluxe, STC-Shaped Guitar from ESP in the Horizon series.

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ESP Horizon Custom Deluxe tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: ESP
  • Model: Horizon Custom Deluxe
  • Series: Horizon
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/07/2006

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ESP Horizon Custom Deluxe user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Thorn K.10/06/2006

Thorn K.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

ESP Horizon Custom Deluxe
- Frabriqu Japan.
- Frne body, rosewood handle Saddle.
- Bolt 24 jumbo frets.
- Taken from mother of pearl buttons with the ESP logo etched into a plate the 12th box.
- Two Seymour Duncan humbuckers SH2 Jazz Model in the neck-and-SH4 Jeff Beck bridge.
- A volume knob and a Tone switch 5 positions.
- An original Floyd Rose.
- Color sunburst finish translucent polyester.

10/10 is the high-end custom!


- The handle is it enjoyable?
Absolutely wonderful, I rarely jou a handle end and also enjoyable, has slipped all alone, with hindsight, I would say it is also may be too late

- Access in acute (dernires freight) is it easy?
The body is the junction plane with the handle to give an acute accsibilit impeccable, there are probably better in this area, but it is fictional.

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Lutherie beautiful body thin enough, trslgre, but there's always more lightweight;)

- Gets it easy to sound good? ...
Very easy.

10/10, comfort and free use repproche!


- Appropriate are your style of music?
I play everything from jazz to mtal, and that scratching is a monstrous versatility.

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I jou to beginners on a Marshall 80/80 transistor, then I switched to a Hughes & Kettner Tube lamp 50, I regret purchasing this amp, because I get great clear sound and crunch, but saturation, if the guitar is plugged directly into the amp without effects, the sound is not great, I'm hard on trs saturation, I'm never satisfied. on the other hand, through various config-effects, I got sounds monstrous saturation.

- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
The SH4 trs is powerful, with a dry and fairly aggressive, not recommended in the clear, but plutt in saturated fat.
The SH2 is much rounder, carrment typical jazz or her name, but with an output level of scabies in SH4.
As you can see in these two types of splitter microphones, we obtain for low-prs what you want, with sounds much more crystalline and slamming more appropriate to blues, funk, rock but also SH4 with the less aggressive one.

I rcement chang microphones to give a facelift to my sound, because after 10 years of use, I wanted to change. So I opt for the bridge a DiMarzio Fred in with, and a Paf Pro neck. This is the day and night, the guitar does not have the same sound, and Fred carrment less aggressive than the SH4 and possde better sustain when the Paf Pro, it also has a better sustain. As for the lead solo is better than the old config, both in the neck position that bridge. For cons, I prfrais Seymour to the punch in the rhythmic micro splitter.
So it's 50/50, there are sounds I prfrais with Seymours, more pchu and dry for both its rhythmic clear that saturated, but I prfre for the DiMarzio lead and sustain sounds, I would try other config in the future.

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
I love the sounds with the microphone splitter Seymours. I dtest the clean anything with the SH4.
I love the sounds lead with DiMarzio. But they are less and less pchu sec.

9 / 10, a single microphone in the middle does have the top. I always look for the config of my micro dreams, I find this guitar


- How long have you use it?
10 years now, and I still love it as much

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I love the aspet gnral and impeccable finish of the instrument, the joy of playing it, versatility, even if it is true that it is of even more suitable for modern music, I jou in a group in a vintage style ultra 70 'psychdlique, and it does not suit at all, but not ESP n'achte to play the vintage 60' 70 ', but more for modern rock, jazz rock fusion.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
No, just a few friends among MODELS, mainly Ibanez and Jackson, I played on an Ibanez RT in what to this moment, what a shit.

- How do you report qualitprix?
While the era, she came out four copies in France and I bought it for $ 13 500 francs instead of 14,500 or 15,000 francs I know. It's expensive but high-end custom, there were several copies DIFFERENT and cheaper in the future. For me the guitar worth that price, once agreed and blocked the shot was good floyd in all directions, a move that slab, I grant that every change of strings, it's really good cam.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Oooh, yes! I even wanted to buy another but without the floyd as practical. APRS 10 years, I did not specially want to change, I do everything with, I would like just another skyscraper vintage to play more in other styles.

9 / 10, I do not put 10 because it is not everything, it's a guitar to make any kind of modern, modern, well mtal gras jazz fusion, you just find a good config microphones but the basic config dj impressive, it took me 10 years to change, and the SH2 and SH4 are good microphones trsrpendu trs.

rockli's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

ESP Horizon Custom Deluxe
Made in japan
The body is ash, rosewood fingerboard (excellent this wood!) And the maple neck (24 frets so screwed way to change it without worry if you do not like!)
Pink Floyd moose (I replaced the pink floyd one of Godin as the former was too rusty)
2 Seymour Duncan humbuckers Humbucker Jazz Model SH2-SH4-level bridge and Jeff Beck at the handle.
2 volume and tone knob selector 5 positions
Purple with some black patterns.
Pins are mother of pearl button as it has been said above written with ESP at 12th fret.

What can I say? nothing is perfect level feature!


The handle is a pure delight. Seriously, my little hands tremble at every slip of the handle end and sweet. Believe me, I own several guitars and really, this one is by far the more enjoyable with my Hohner soulpick.

Access to acute is very easy. To chain solos etc ... there is something to have fun without getting his hands to twist shit anyhow. it just comes to the 24th frets lool

Stratocaster form nothing more classic but the wood is beautiful .. it's crazy the guitar is beautiful on this side of the more silly is very light but is heavier than my hohner soulpick so there is always lighter as my dear colleague described before.

The guitar is versatile serious. not need to put 10 rods to find the ideal sound is incredible!


Its level, the HS-2 produces a great sound for jazz clean highly recommended to play it clean .. In disto hard anyway, it gives a bit more distortion a draft that the SH4 but with a little more punch.
The SH-4 is perfect for the overdrive, distortion, very clean ideal for metalheads nag and I do not know what! I love the splitter 2 microphones, I often play alone and with the sh2 position 4 just before the sh-4 always gives me the sound I'm looking for.

This guitar is super versatile, you can play any genre. Everyone says that the ideal configuration is 2 humbuckers + single microphone in the middle. Playing with the scraper, I completely changed my mind. Can be fun to put in or change the humbucker, but the guitar has a soul. I will not touch it for the world; p!!


I use it for nine months, as you see I fell in love!
I own a Gibson Les Paul, SG, even fenders, ibanez upscale and frankly, I never left. I found my happiness!

After spending over 20 hours to renovate (refrettage, cleaning, changing strings and setting all the mess!), It has become like new. the wood held up this shows the huge quality qi and the handle is always nikel. the guitar has stayed 10 years in an attic with all the dirt .. But what a stroke of luck to have fallen over!
it hurts the heart to stop using my other guitars but that's p

If I could have only one guitar, this one is bah! see 3 like that lool

I keep an adviser HOHNER PICK SOUL is monstrous value for money you can find in OCCAZ 150euros. This is my second favorite;)

Quality / price ratio, how to say bah ... I had to rinse at all! she slept in the attic but if you want to buy it new it is in 2000 dollars! but if I had money, I will have taken direct.

Only negative: color. I only like the dark but good to force it became the most beautiful p

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