ESP Kamikaze-1

ESP Kamikaze-1

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Kamikaze-1, STC-Shaped Guitar from ESP in the George Lynch series.

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ESP Kamikaze-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: ESP
  • Model: Kamikaze-1
  • Series: George Lynch
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/07/2006

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ESP Kamikaze-1 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Hatsubai's review"The most popular Lynch guitar"

ESP Kamikaze-1
George Lynch has been a long time user of ESP guitars. In fact, he's been the one "western" guitarist who has helped promote them into the company that they are now. His guitars are always on the "80s" side of things, and this is probably his most famous model. At least in my eyes. The guitar features a maple body, a maple neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 extra jumbo frets, dot inlays, an Original Floyd Rose, one humbucker, one single coil, a volume knob that doubles as a pickup selector via push/pull function.


The build quality on this is top notch. The first thing that you notice is how nice the graphic is on this. It's painted perfectly, and there are no issues with odd blemishes or runs at all. The kanji and photograph are also a very nice touch. The fretwork on this is great, and I was able to get some super low action without any issues. The guitar itself was a bit heavy, but that's to be expected since the body is made out of maple instead of a normal wood such as alder or mahogany. It even has an original floyd rose, which I believe is one of the best floyds on the market.


The pickups in this are a bit odd. The bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon. However, the pickup is exactly the opposite of what the name sounds like. You'd expect it to be some super high output pickup, but it's actually a fairly low output pickup. It's kinda like a 59 lite. The pickup sounds like an underwound 59, and I find that it doesn't quite suit the guitar that well. The neck pickup is a standard ESP single coil, and it doesn't really bring anything amazing to the table.


The guitar is awesome, but I really wish it came with different pickups. Given that the guitar itself is all maple with an ebony fretboard, it's going to be fairly bright. You'll need to choose the appropriate pickups for something of this nature, and I would probably go with something from the DiMarzio line, or maybe even a Bareknuckle Warpig or something. Build quality and everything else is top notch, though.

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

ESP Kamikaze-1
Uh ... I do not know or does exactly the guitar factory! (Yes I know my mind starts plutt bad!) But I would say that Japan plutt United States since the ESP gnralement are made in Japan (not?)

The guitar has 22 frets (hou!! Not good!), All on a stick type strat finally I think, as I say I believe, yes I am gone from this young gnrations cons Fender and Gibson for that is the mark of the ancestors, dads! the handle is thick and round plutt I think is a a! (May be that one day I'll change your mind! Who knows! ... No I dbloque it!)

mics: an ESP SS-120 in a serious position and the famous TB-12 in acute position I say famous because it is part of the microphone made by Seymour Duncan George Lynch! The name of the microphone? "Screaming demon" (I'm afraid huuumm !!....)

The rglages? trs simple! is the case to say! there is only one volume knob, and dj in the picture I was looking slecteur and until the grip by the way! I asked the questions! But where is it? And I rjouissait dj IDE as an intermediary (the dialogue) a clever gadget allows the change of micro! no! no no! slecteur is the volume knob, it works by the system of push-pull (which is often used for splittage microphones!) so you'll understand that there are only two positions of micro diffrent! (Bouuu!) and even no split!

I put a nine to just two microphones and two sound DIFFERENT!


The handle gnial! I am a regular plutt sleeves thinner but this one really well! Everything passes the seal of nickel solo riff to fast! Access in acute trs well even if it's a pity 22 boxes!!

The weight ha ... is something else! PSE guitar is a ton! lol no but to say that its appearance is not expected that it is really heavy as a gibson! but it seems that it is a fact that the quality of sound!

The weakness of the guitar? But it's just the head! look a! It looks more like a big foot that something else! (Yes I know there are big potato! But it's your choice! YMMV!)

As against the graphics are really cool! Even if I do not really see the reason for the suicide bomber! yes indeed suicide bombers are the Japanese, George Lynch is amricains, normally it plutt war? Anyway we will not piloguer (to paraphrase the philosophy teacher bonnetin of Colombire!)
I put 9 for potato !!!!!!!!!! lol!


Sound !!!!!!!! Perfect! well yes it is plutt for rock (and if you look on the funk you can not miss it!)

I tried this guitar (yes I am not the Owner '! And see why the end of the review) on an amp lamps and scared because I plutt c' is not my style amps lamps! but the sound is! the micro ESP is doing a lot even if I personally replace it! Finally, why should he still have the guitar!

fats are clear, but especially the micro acute george lynch is terrible! in any distortion sound with ease any harmonic, any effect that I have on my guitars galrais IMMEDIATE sounded on KAMIKAZE! a real treat! not to mention the floyd that does not move and which also is super lightweight handle!

simply outstanding!


I am unfortunately not Owner 'of this guitar! I especially famous essay for micro TB-12 (and I'm not at all).

In conclusion I would say that any guitarist should try an ESP in his life! It's worth dtour (Julien Courbet) gnrale the quality is impressive on tape in the high-end!

Only real default, the exorbitant price of ESP guitars, I do not believe that there are less than 12,000 francs !!!!! To give you an ide the KAMIKAZE-1 stood at more than 19,000 when I tried it!

I put 9 because unfortunately the rve a price (which last word !!!!!!)

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