Ok, so my title sucks but this guitar fucking kicks a shitload of ass. I don't love blackouts but they can stay for a bit - it also has a set of Gotoh lockers on on the way so it's due for a string change/fretboard treatment when they show up...
But anyway, holy shit is this thing nice. I had the ESP version a few years back (which had issues that I've mentioned enough by now). I can't tell if this thing is really that much nicer or if my memory of the ESP is jaded because it's neck was fucked up. Either way, I am super impressed with this one. It sounds fantastic and feels/plays great despite spending the last ~3 weeks sitting in a FedEx container somewhere.
Specs: Mahogany body, maple top, 3 piece maple neck, 12" radius, ebony board. 24.75 scale. I don't know if these are actually MIJ or MIC and assembled in Japan. I don't honestly care but it would be nice to find out either way. The auction said MIJ but I've seen both on the ol' Googles.
And the triplets:
I hemmed and hawed about buying this, forgot about it, remembered it from another ESP thread on here and went back and put an offer on it. I had some buyers remorse at first to be honest but I am super glad I ended up getting this. I'm all sorts of surprised at how nice ended up being.