This one is a George Lynch model so it's probably his attempt at having a more hard-rock looking strat. Not to say that Americans and stuff can't be used for it, as Maiden have shown, but I definitely see it more when I look at this than when I look at a Fender.ESP's always been geared more towards hard rock/metal. I think that this is their attempt at making a vintage-ish/traditional guitar more acceptable to their metal players.
I really dig the relic!
Exactly. Fender took their MIM's, relic'd them, and threw an extra $1000 pricetag on them :nuts:Shit, $400? That's pretty freaking awesome, relic'ed or no.