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ESP Sunburst Tiger

STC-Shaped Guitar from ESP belonging to the George Lynch series.

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HatsubaiHatsubai

Old school Mr Scary

ESP Sunburst TigerPublished on 09/05/11 at 16:13
These tiger models always remind me of that famous Mr. Scary studio video that you can see on Youtube. It's not the exact same, but it's very close. The guitar features a maple body, a maple neck with a rosewood 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.

UTILIZATION

The finish on this really stands out. It's faded nicely, and everything is painted perfectly. I didn't notice any runs or blobs on the finish at all. ESP really does a great job in this area. The fretwork was perfect, and the ends were nicely finished. That means that they don't cut up...…
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These tiger models always remind me of that famous Mr. Scary studio video that you can see on Youtube. It's not the exact same, but it's very close. The guitar features a maple body, a maple neck with a rosewood 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.

UTILIZATION

The finish on this really stands out. It's faded nicely, and everything is painted perfectly. I didn't notice any runs or blobs on the finish at all. ESP really does a great job in this area. The fretwork was perfect, and the ends were nicely finished. That means that they don't cut up your hand every time you move up and down the neck. The guitar also has an Original Floyd Rose. This happens to be one of my favorite bridges thanks to it being a bit more "lively" than certain other bridges out there.

SOUNDS

The guitar has the Duncan Screamin' Demon and the ESP single coil in the neck. This is exactly the same as the Kamikaze one, pretty much. The biggest difference is that the rosewood on this helps cut down on some of the natural brightness that the Kamikaze has. The guitar itself is very bright, and it's also pretty heavy. It's not exactly something I'd use for modern day metal tones. It's truly an 80s guitar, and the brightness can be very unforgiving. I recommend replacing the pickups with something a bit fatter to help cut back on the onslaught of treble from this.

OVERALL OPINION

The guitar is the epitome of 80s all rolled into one neat little guitar. It's not the most versatile guitar in the world, and I'm not a huge fan fo the way it sounds stock. A pickup swap would be in order, but it's still a very great guitar, and it plays like absolute butter. The push/pull is also a very cool thing that's utilized on some of my other guitars. For people who never use the middle position, it can be a viable option for helping cut down on scraping more wood out of the guitar.
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vintage911vintage911

ESP Sunburst TigerPublished on 05/19/08 at 14:02
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Guitar ESP Sunburst Tiger George Lynch Custom Shop.
Seymour Duncan Screamin Deamon (bridge) and ESP SS120 Channel.
Original Floyd Rose tremolo
1 puch knob Sweater passage double / single and volume.
Channel type ESP banana reverse.

UTILIZATION

Handle very thin (thick) but wider at the top of sleeve. Very nice for fast play.
Easy access to acute.
Excellent ergonomics, but very heavy guitar (maple American body and sleeve).
Its HUGE but still accurate on the Screamin Deamon, clear sound nice but it is far from a Stratocaster guitar ... made primarily for playing the Hard Rock.

A small point less for the weight that is painful for repeated 2 / 3 hours ... or he must do...…
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Guitar ESP Sunburst Tiger George Lynch Custom Shop.
Seymour Duncan Screamin Deamon (bridge) and ESP SS120 Channel.
Original Floyd Rose tremolo
1 puch knob Sweater passage double / single and volume.
Channel type ESP banana reverse.

UTILIZATION

Handle very thin (thick) but wider at the top of sleeve. Very nice for fast play.
Easy access to acute.
Excellent ergonomics, but very heavy guitar (maple American body and sleeve).
Its HUGE but still accurate on the Screamin Deamon, clear sound nice but it is far from a Stratocaster guitar ... made primarily for playing the Hard Rock.

A small point less for the weight that is painful for repeated 2 / 3 hours ... or he must do as Goerge Lynch ... get to the gym!

SOUNDS

Is perfect for my style of music (Rock / Hard Rock). It really is a guitar made for that.
I play with a Peavey VK212 amp with two Celestion Vintage 30 HP instead of Peavey HP ... changes everything.
3 Effects: Ibanez TS9 and CS9 (Tube screamer and chorus) and an Ibanez delay.

This guitar provides sounds from blues to heavy metal with no problem (depending on the configuration and adjustment of effects and amp).
The clean sounds, as said above, are nice but do not play with as a stratum. Are we talking about here is a cut for heavy guitar sounds, powerful, crunchy or made of metal.

Whatever the micro SS120 is far from bad, the team still ESP GL56 home ....

OVERALL OPINION

I use this guitar for 2 months. Before I had an ESP / LTD M100FM ... Needless to say the gap, as I say, the gulf between these two guitars ....( gap in price for that matter ... all s 'explains).
I love everything about this guitar ... I dreamed for years (being a fan of Lynch!).
She is beautiful even if 42 balls, I was still a little hesitant on the side "Tiger" of the thing ... a little showy but it is also what makes the charm and exclusivity (if not, what do would not be a Tiger!).
I tried quite a few models before you buy, but in all Honesty is vriament a guitar that is grand finish, as the acastillages, microphones, the quality and accuracy of the handle ... Finally, it is a perfect guitar.
The value for money seems normal given the intrinsic quality of the instrument but also and especially the sound coming out ...! it's still a true size this guitar.
Well, what I like is that it's not a guitar you see everywhere. I do not think she runs the streets in France .. (seen waiting times in the order: 9 to 12 months).
With hindsight and experience, I do it again the same choice .... it's an exceptional guitar.
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  • Manufacturer: ESP
  • Model: Sunburst Tiger
  • Series: George Lynch
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/07/2006

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