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    The Emotional Impact of Playing an ESP Guitar

    Spotted this vintage ad on Reverb.

    I've been looking at it every day trying to figure out exactly what exactly is going on here and can't.

    Thoughts?






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    I tried to add a poll and the forum informed me that poll options can't be above 100 characters in length. So here are the options.

    1) The man is holding his breath because the ESP is really sweet

    2) The man is striking an unnecessarily dramatic Jesus Christ Pose because the ESP possibly died for your sins

    3) The man is holding his breath and striking an unnecessarily dramatic Jesus Christ Pose at the same time because the Les Paul in question has just risen from the dead.

    4) “THE VIEWERS WILL NEVER NOTICE THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND CONTROL WE HAVE USED IN THIS AD IN WHICH WE MANAGED TO MAKE THIS MANS SHIRT COMBO ODDLY EVOCATIVE OF A CLASSIC GIBSON HEADSTOCK”

    5) The man is actually a genie and/or lich whose soul is trapped within the ESP and he has just been summoned for the first time in millennia.

    6) The man with the perfectly symmetrical face is staring directly into the sun while holding his breath and striking an unnecessarily dramatic jesus christ pose because he knows that no sight on earth can compare to the ESP he just witnessed and he wishes to blind himself.

    7) ESP didn't have the budget to hire an artist that knows how to draw chins, so we got this weirdly phallic airbrushing.

    8) The fact that the man has two adams apples is proof that the ESP in question is so sweet it has triggered the next phase in human evolution.

    9) It is not a man at all, but rather a miniature sandworm from Dune wearing the face of a man.

    10) Other

    11) Noodles/All of the Above

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    I want an ESP because it's an ESP. Needs to be the actual ESP logo. I can't explain that whatsoever so I guess there is some weird emotional connection.

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    He's having the same response I had when I dropped nearly a grand on a second hand ESP - He grew another adam's apple from trying to swallow how much money he'd just pissed into the wind on the deadest sounding guitar he's ever heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattayus View Post
    He's having the same response I had when I dropped nearly a grand on a second hand ESP - He grew another adam's apple from trying to swallow how much money he'd just pissed into the wind on the deadest sounding guitar he's ever heard.
    Man, that guitar was just so incredibly meh... What a disappointment.

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