ESP Vintage 1983 Stratocaster

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ESP Vintage 1983 Stratocaster

3,550.00

Late 1983 Authentic ESP Stratocaster Headstock Single Humbucker Guitar

Made in Japan Custom Order Guitar - HOLY GRAIL 83' NECK PROFILE

I've owned this one for a very long time and it is one of the guitars helped create direction and influence me in the design phase of our AXN Boutique Guitars!

Johnny - AXN™Guitars ( The SENSEI OF VINTAGE 1980'S GUITARS 禪 )

This guitar originally came with a 1983 Prototype Floyd Rose Type tremolo and still has the original first generation Floyd Rose 1983 Tremolo Posts ( philips head type posts ) in the swamp ash body. I have replaced the prototype floyd rose with a 1984 vintage original floyd rose with our AXN Steel 5150 Sustain block and stainless hardware so as to achieve the EVH tone everyone wants.This guitar is in stock here in Scottsdale Arizona USA.

Holy Grail Neck Shape

This guitar has the same neck shape profile, neck shape, fretboard radius and back of the neck shape at the heel as a 1983 Kramer Baretta which was manufactued for EVH by ESP Japan for Kramer Neptune New Jersey. Of course this has a one-piece maple ESP neck with a Strat headstock.

The pickup is an ESP PAF Humbucker and the body is routed from the factory to accept one pickup under the single pickup pickguard. The original ESP CTS 500K volume pot has a date code of early 1984. This indicates a guitar manufactured in late 1983 and assembled in early 1984. The body and the neck have the very very early ESP factory stamps on the heel of the neck and in the neck pocket ( see photos ). This is the same numeric stamp seen on very early custom order ESP Guitars and the very highest end Navigator ESPs of the 83-85 era.

• 1983 ESP Factory Custom [ manufactured in 1983- assembles by ESP and delivered in 1984 ]

• Came out of factory w/ Vintage 1983 Prototype Tremolo [ Upgraded to 1984 Original Floyd Rose }

• The AXN Model 84' 5150 boutique steel sustain block has been added to the replacing Floyd bridge

•  Factory ESP single humbucker guitar with matching 1-hum pickguard

• Vintage ESP PAF Humbucker

 • Swamp Ash Body - one pickup wood routing

• Early ESP neck plate serial number
• ESP factory stampings on the neck heel and the body neck pocket
• ESP Factory Red Paint

• Kramer Holy Grail 1983 Baretta neck shape specifications ( all ) - R2 nut

• one-piece maple neck - holy grail fretboard radius - walnut skunk stripe 

• identifiable ESP truss rod - tested and 100% operational - strait neck

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